Mayweather on Monday posted on social media, offering that he and McGregor should fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the standard 10-ouncers that are standard for their 154-pound, 12-round bout.
“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,” wrote Mayweather. “Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate.”
It didn’t take long for the brash Irishman to respond. Posting a photo of him sparring with former world champion boxer Paulie Malignaggie, McGregor had a sharp retort.
“Another handy 12 rounds today. We are prepared to destroy Floyd,” he said.
“Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a (expletive) about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.”