Mayweather vs McGregor: Glove row drawing to a close
By James Dielhenn in Las Vegas
Last Updated: 25/08/17 10:06am
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s ongoing glove row is likely to be settled, according to each fighters’ teams.
McGregor is yet to clarify his preferred glove and Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe previously told Sky Sports that "it matters".
Both parties will be happy with the gloves.
McGregor's coach Owen Roddy
The Nevada State Athletic Commission had approved a "one-off exemption" of 8oz gloves and have received McGregor's preference of brand, although Mayweather hasn't been notified.
"We're confident that everything will go smoothly," Ellerbe told Sky Sports. "Going to 8oz benefits both fighters because it increases the possibility of a knockout and that's what fans want to see."
Negotiations over an opponent's gloves have blighted Mayweather's pre-fight build-ups in the past, most recently against Marcos Maidana, but McGregor's team don't expect a repeat.
"Both parties will be happy with the gloves," McGregor's coach Owen Roddy told Sky Sports. "It will be all good. We're not worried."
Mayweather will wear his usual Grant gloves and would have been content for McGregor to use an identical pair, according to the company's owner.
"It would have been fine," Elvis Grant Phillips told Sky Sports. "Floyd doesn't care either way.
"It would have been safe for both sides. I don't know [what brand] Conor will wear."
Asked about Mayweather's history of hand injuries, Phillips added: "His hands will be protected so he can do what he needs to do. He won't hurt his hands wearing the best gloves in the world."
Mayweather and McGregor will come face-to-face for the final time before Saturday night's fight when they weigh-in on Friday.