Irish fighter, Conor McGregor has declared he will knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr in just two rounds, following the approval to use 8oz gloves for the August 26 “Money Fight” in Las Vegas.
Last week, undefeated Mayweather submitted necessary documents to the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), the body authorizing the bout, requesting to use the 8oz gloves, a request that has now been approved.
Speaking about the glove approval, McGregor said: “I don’t believe with the new gloves he makes it out of the second round,”
“Part of me kind of wants to show some skill and dismantle him but I do not see him absorbing the blows.”
“I am ready to go to war for 12 rounds and I am also ready to put him away in seconds,” he added. “There is no way in hell I am not prepared to fight in the deepest of trenches.”
According to the NAC rules, 154 lbs fighters require 10oz gloves, as lighter gloves give less cushion to the hand but theoretically enables devastating punches.