The glove controversy surrounding Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana’s welterweight unification fight has predictably been resolved leaving the two fighter’s to continue their final preparations in Las Vegas.
The glove controversy surrounding Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana’s welterweight unification fight has predictably been resolved.
Doubts, although without foundation, crept in once Maidana’s custom made Argentina flag gloves were dismissed by Mayweather, along with the authorities as unacceptable due to a lack of knuckle padding and fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as the fight is definitely going ahead as planned.
Golden Goy CEO Richard Schaefer had earlier tried his best to calm those hysterical reports that the WBA and WBC championship clash may be in jeopardy by stating: “There were some custom-made gloves for Maidana, the Everlast with the horsehair filling,” Schaefer explained.
“There are two types of gloves, the ones with the foam padding and the ones with the horsehair. The third type is a combination of the two.
“What we’re talking about here, though, are ones that were in blue in Argentinian colours. Those were ruled by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as not conforming. They were not allowed.
“Everything will be OK, it’s just a matter of the teams working out which kind of gloves they will use. They’re still talking about it, but everything will be worked out.
“I’m told they’re going to fight, they’re both going to wear gloves and everyone is going to be happy.”
This has now proved to be the case and both boxers will hit the ring on schedule at the MGM Grand later tonight.
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