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Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Mayweather is the favourite but most money is coming in for the underdog McGregor Mayweather is the favourite but most money is coming in for the underdog McGregor
Pammachio Corsino | 17 Agosto, 2017, 03:22

Apparently, Mayweather believes in the old-school boxing concept of avoiding intercourse in the lead-up to a fight.

The issue came to light on August 1, when Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) wrote on Facebook: "Let's fight in 8 oz gloves".

There has been planking, the Harlem shake and the ice bucket challenge, and now another freakish social media craze is sweeping the internet, inspired by UFC-come-boxing star Conor McGregor.

Mayweather was as much as a -2250 favorite when odds for the fight were first created, and McGregor was almost a +950 underdog.

Is Mayweather making a big mistake?

As mentioned above, this bout is priced for the public.

Punters have been backing Mayweather to win by DQ - on the premise that Mystic Mac will snap under goading from the defensive master - but the Money Man says his Irish rival would not risk it. No sports gambler, sharp or square, would get involved in that.

Mayweather also admits that his nephew is fighting the MMA star for nothing more than a massive payday. Those $10, $20, $50 and $100 bets have slowly accrued into a mountain of liability for sportsbooks, with the random large bet on Mayweather temporarily tempering the line adjustments.

"He's a brilliant fighter, great tactician, physically gets it right, prepares well and he's been the dominant fighter in the last decade really when you look back at it".


Following on from the sparring controversy, Malignaggi has now said he wants to fight the Irishman next year, preferably on St Patricks day. Mayweather, meanwhile, turned 40 in February.

"It is not about the record, it is about getting paid".

A number of boxers reacted negatively to the decision, with legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya voicing their objections to the fight; Malignaggi was also among those dissenting voices.

Mayweather had originally raised the idea to wear eight-ounce gloves for the fight and McGregor gladly accepted the challenge.

"Now the gloves are 8oz, I don't believe he makes it out of the second round", McGregor said on Wednesday night. Mayweather won't have to worry about takedowns and rear-naked chokes.

Floyd Mayweather Jr, now 40, retired in 2015 with a ideal record of 49-0. "It will help them give the best show and show their best talents".

Ross has been critical of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the past, and has vowed to regulate the sport in Ireland.

"So now we have a hearing with the state commission this week and hopefully that will happen".

Givemesport report that the MMA icon was spot on five times.

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