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Saturday, May 3, 2014

[Update] Mayweather vs Maidana: On glove issues Mayweather may cancel the fight

Mayweather vs Maidana On glove issues TMT may cancel the fight

Update 2:

In a post from Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports, Iole says that the "dispute over choice of gloves finally ends, Mayweather-Maidana title fight is a go".

"The crazy dispute between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana over which boxing gloves Maidana could wear was resolved overnight and their pay-per-view bout for the WBA and WBC welterweight titles at the MGM Grand is on."

Iole further twitted that Maidana is wearing the Everlast gloves (but didn't specify which one) and Mayweather with his favorite Grant gloves.

Update 1:

In a report from The Sweet Science by Michael Woods here's a message from Richard Schaefer: "Relax. The fight will go on. It must. Too much money is at stake." Well, I believed also that this fight will push through for the following reasons.

  • As what Schaefer told a lot of money is at stake.

  • This could be Mayweather's last minute promotion to hype the fight.

  • To play mind games with Marcos Maidana.

  • I already paid my PPV subscription :(

(Original Article starts here) There's on going glove issues now on Mayweather vs Maidana fight at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather and his team do not agree on the kind of gloves Marcos Maidana want to use during the fight. Mayweather Promotion's Leonard Elerbe says there's no fight unless something gets changed as per Fight video.

Before I'll throw my comments on these glove issues, let me research for you what has been already reported on various boxing websites. This post will be updated as soon as development on these issues arise. I'll be posting related links. From the time being, these are the things going on lately.

The debated glove that Maidana wants to use is the Everlast MX gloves.This type of gloves were legal and approved according to Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission. But the actual pair of glove that Maidana wants to use is not approved because of the distribution of padding according to Kevin Iole's report on Yahoo Sports.

"Maidana wanted to wear a custom-made powder blue pair of Everlast MX boxing gloves. Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, objected to the padding in the custom gloves. Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, examined those gloves and ruled they were unfit for competition because of the distribution of padding."

If you look at the photo above, the gloves in question look worn out compared to Mayweather's gloves. It seems that this is not new and maybe used a couple of times.   Now the NSAC is firmed that the Everlast MX boxing gloves are legal so, Maidana can use the same type but not the exact gloves he wanted to use. But Mayweather and his team still do not want. And besides this gloves were used by Miguel Cotto against Mayweather in 2012. So, this is where we get stuck.

Here's a review of what kind this disputed glove is all about, click here. Below is the video from fight hype during the time that Mayweather team and Maidana team are not in agreement of the gloves to use.

And in case you missed the weigh-in, which is supposed to be the highlight hours before the fight, but has been clouded with what was going on. Anyway you can watch it below. Stay tuned for more updates later as the other side of the planet is still sleeping. More updates will come in the morning of Saturday (US time).

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