Floyd Mayweather’s showdown with Logan Paul is much more more likely to finish in a knockout after they each agreed to make use of lighter gloves for the eight-round bout.
The boxing legend shares the ring with the YouTube star on Sunday night time, dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace, and the burden of the gloves has been modified from 12 ounces to 10 ounces for the exhibition bout.
Mayweather nonetheless desires the gloves lowered to eight ounces, with knockouts allowed below the foundations which have been confirmed on Wednesday.
“There is a distinction between YouTube boxing and elite boxing and elite fighters,” Mayweather advised Sky Sports activities. “You guys will see the distinction.
“Properly at first, they have been speaking about 14 ounce gloves, 16 ounce gloves.
“From the start, I wished eight ounce gloves for me in addition to Logan Paul.
“Hopefully it could change to eight ounce.”
Logan Paul has additionally welcomed the lighter gloves, telling Sky Sports activities: “Yeah, yeah completely. I did not know why they modified.
“It was 10, then it modified to 12. Now we’re again to 10. Good, that is how I would like it.”
Mayweather dominated the game whereas compiling an unbeaten 50-fight document, however Logan Paul insists his punch energy will shock the five-weight world champion.
The social media sensation advised Sky Sports activities: “There is a second that goes by way of each fighter’s thoughts. Everybody we spar, everybody Jake’s beat. After we hit them, they realise, ‘Oh, he won’t simply do YouTube. This man actually put his coronary heart and soul on this.’
“I hit laborious. I believe you are going to see Floyd’s eyes mild up, the primary time I hit him.”
However Mayweather has dismissed any suggestion that he’s risking his status by sharing the ring with Logan Paul.
He advised Sky Sports activities: “My legacy?
“My technique, simply to be away from boxing, whereas different fighters that is in boxing proper now, the so known as high fighters, they should struggle.
“Fighters likes Manny Pacquiao, he has to struggle. I haven’t got to struggle. I am doing what I wish to do, as a result of that is what I wish to do.”
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