Mayweather Posts to Instagram an Interesting Challenge For Connor McGregor (PIC)
In an Instagram post that he clearly did not write himself, Floyd Mayweather challenged Conor McGregor to wear eight-ounce gloves for their fight later this month. Both fighters are slated to wear ten-ounce gloves, but McGregor wears four-ounce gloves in MMA fighting, so the offer is sort of a self-imposed handicap for Mayweather.
Here’s the post:
Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true. I’m telling McGregor, “Let’s fight in 8 oz gloves”. McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see. @grantworldwide @mayweatherpromotions
Of course, McGregor has responded:
Another handy 12 rounds today. We are prepared to destroy Floyd. Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a fuck about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.
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I can’t wait until this fight moves off of Instagram and into a real boxing ring.