Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Fight: Ringside Physicians Upset About Rule Change.

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor got their wish when the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved of 8-ounce gloves for their fight on Aug. 26, but people in the medical field don’t appear to be thrilled about it.

The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) had written a letter to the commission against the change in glove size and after the rule change,

But according to NESN: The association head Larry Lovelace expressed his disapproval of the usage of 8-ounce gloves in a 154-pound fight.

“We hate to see them break their own rules and regulations kind of arbitrarily,” Lovelace told The Associated Press. “It seemed almost capricious to change from 10 ounces, which is the prescribed weight of gloves for that weight class.”

The Associated Press noted that there is no concreat medical evidence showing lighter gloves lead to more injuries, but commission regulations decree all 154-pound fights to be fought with 10-ounce gloves.

But to the fans it appears the switch to lighter gloves would make the fight seem more competitive to many. And if the fight seems more competitive, then one would assume there is more money to be made in terms of pay-per-view buys.

But According to some bet house like OddsShark, oddsmakers, have shifted Mayweather’s betting line from minus-500 to minus-400 in the last week. With McGregor even reviseing his prediction of knocking out Mayweather from four rounds to two, insinuating the lighter gloves will make it easier to knock out Mayweather early in the fight.

Which day and time is the Mayweather-McGregor fight?

Countdown to the Aug. 26 fight in Las Vegas. … Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will face off in Las Vegas at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time Aug. 26. … The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday should start around 8:55 p.m.

It’s also very important to note that Mayweather has fought with 8-ounce gloves plenty of times in his career and he’s undefeated. So guess we all can’t wait to see how it goes down come Aug 26.

 

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