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Conor McGregor: Commission to consider lighter gloves

Conor McGregor: Commission to consider lighter gloves

Conor McGregor has requested that the Nevada State Athletic Commission assign an worldwide judge to work his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather, 40, returns from a two-year retirement to face the 29-year-old McGregor, the UFC's lightweight champion, who has filled Floyd's void as the biggest star in combat sports.

The biggest names in combats sports are now in the final phases of their training camps, which are both taking place in 'Sin City'.

"What a night this will be for fight fans", Ellerbe said. When asked if this fight carried the same racial dynamic as the 1982 heavyweight championship fight between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney, Mayweather agreed. I can tell you now - Joe didn't see the incident that led to Paulie being on the ground. I have to go to him.

Las Vegas now lists Mayweather to win inside 12 rounds as the most likely outcome of the fight, with odds at around -175. When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he's taller [McGregor is an inch taller], has a longer reach, he's a bigger man from top to bottom.

Only three worldwide judges - one from Canada, one from Italy and one from England - have been among the 42 assigned to score Mayweather's 14 straight fights in Las Vegas since April 2006.

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The fight between Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be held on the 27th of this month. Quotes from media featured in the video deriding McGregor's chances include "Conor McGregor has a 0% chance", and "He's fighting one of the greatest pure boxers of all time".

"I just didn't like when he called us monkeys", said Mayweather during the interview. "They're going to be pleased with this fight here".

In a statement submitted to the hearing, Sergeant Helen Parkinson, said: "Not only will viewers be exposed to a high adrenaline atmosphere, they will also be more likely to have already had alcoholic drinks leading up to the fight".

At $59.95 the fight will cost the same as it would on Foxtel's Main Event channel, but will be the first marquee event on Fetch TV using Pay per view.

Mayweather and McGregor are competing at 154 pounds, and the NAC rule for that weight class says 10-ounce gloves are the minimum and the standard.


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