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02nd Aug 2017

Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather’s offer to box with lighter gloves

Hardly surprising

Ben Kiely

As if there was any doubt, Conor McGregor has confirmed to the world that he doesn’t give a damn.

Coming from the world of MMA, Conor McGregor is used to fighting wearing 4 0z gloves. Once he steps into the ring to take on Floyd Mayweather on August 26, he will be wearing gloves that will be more than double that weight.

Mayweather infamously proclaimed during the Los Angeles leg of the tour that he would be willing to wear 8 oz or even 4 oz gloves to welcome ‘the Notorious’ to the boxing ring. McGregor didn’t hesitate to agree to don the 4 0z gloves.

Then in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Mayweather told his hordes of Instagram followers to ignore ‘blog sites’ and extended another offer to McGregor to allow him to wear lighter gloves.

McGregor told reporters during the tour that the reason Mayweather had agreed to fight at 154lbs was in order to secure the 10oz gloves stipulation. He didn’t seem too bothered about that detail at the time and not much has changed since Mayweather’s latest offer.

His response on Instagram of ‘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,’ lets you know exactly what he thinks of the offer.