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Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 8:40
Floyd Mayweather makes formal request to use 8oz gloves
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Floyd Mayweather has formally requested to use 8oz gloves when he fights Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on 26 August.

The former five-weight world champion submitted a necessary waiver to the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, hours before the deadline.

The NAC, which sanctioned the bout, told BBC Sport it expected to receive a request from McGregor on Wednesday.

NAC rules state fights at 154 lbs require 10oz gloves and the matter will now be debated on 16 August.

Lighter gloves offer less cushioning for the hands but theoretically lead to punches being more punishing.

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