Floyd “Money” Mayweather has officially offered to fight UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in 8oz gloves.
Later this month, Mayweather is scheduled to fight McGregor in a boxing match. During the lead up to the fight, there has been speculation that Mayweather is afraid to fight McGregor with smaller gloves due to the UFC champion’s punching power.
On Tuesday, Mayweather sent out a message on his Instagram page saying he is willing to fight McGregor with smaller gloves.
“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.”
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.