These odds held firm until the Nevada Athletic Commission approved the use of 8-ounce and not the standard 10-ounce gloves for their upcoming clash.
"Particularly with the eight-ounce gloves, I don't believe he makes it out of the second round", said McGregor, nevertheless expressing the hope that the fight would last longer.
"If we're eight ounces, I'm struggling to give him two rounds", McGregor said at his media workout. A big piece of news that came out earlier in the day was the Nevada Athletic Commission approving a change in glove size from 10-ounces to 8-ounces. "Part of me wants to show some skill and dismantle him that way, [but] I'm ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds". "Yes, Floyd will be faster with 8-ounce gloves, but he's more defensive". Don't believe what you hear on blog sites. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks.
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"The current featherweight champion is Max Holloway, a man I dismantled", added McGregor.
At the end of the interview, Conan gifted McGregor a good luck charm by presenting him with a pair of boxing trunks with the red-haired host's face emblazoned on them, much to the Irishman's amusement. Representatives of both fighters stated their case for the use of lighter gloves at the NAC meeting on Wednesday. I fight with 4-ounce gloves.
The CEO of Mayweather promotions has been adamant about the unpredictability of McGregor vs. Mayweather.
While most pundits have McGregor, who has never boxed professionally, as a heavy underdog, the Dubliner said he was determined to prove the doubters wrong. I think he's fought at 154 maybe once.
Almost two weeks after Malignaggi left McGregor's training camp on bad terms, their verbal battle continues over whether McGregor scored a legitimate knockdown in sparring, who got the better of their two spirited sparring sessions and how McGregor treated his sparring partners while preparing for his showdown with Mayweather.