• July 26, 2021

Exclusive: Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul agree to change one rule to make knockouts more likely just days before exhibition fight

 Exclusive: Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul agree to change one rule to make knockouts more likely just days before exhibition fight


The ruleset for Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul has now been slightly altered and it’s confirmed the pair will wear lighter gloves than initially announced.

The 50-0 boxing legend is set to meet the 0-1 YouTuber in an unusual exhibition bout this Sunday in Miami.

Mayweather and Paul meet June 6

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Mayweather and Paul meet June 6

Earlier this week, the rules emerged for the bout and it was stated that the pair would wear 12-ounce gloves.

Now though, both men have agreed to put on lighter 10-ounce gloves for the contest.

These are the same as the YouTuber used in his professional fight with KSI.

Being in the smaller weight classes, Floyd has fought most of his career in eight-ounce gloves.

Paul is 0-1 as a pro boxer having been beaten by KSI

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Paul is 0-1 as a pro boxer having been beaten by KSI

Mayweather reacted by telling reporters: “I wish the gloves were eight-ounce gloves.

“At first they were trying to fight in 16s, then they were saying 14s, then they said 12s, then they said 10s.

“I’m saying eight, let’s go eight. So we can really give the people what they wanna see, let’s get some eight-ounce gloves.”

Floyd Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record and millions in the bank

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Floyd Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record and millions in the bank

The bout is just eight rounds long. Rounds are three minutes as usual.

Knockouts are allowed, but this will be the only way to secure a ‘win’ of any kind. Lighter gloves will make a KO more likely to occur.

There are no judges for if the exhibition goes the distances and, in this case, there will be no official winner read out.

This was the same for the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition last November.

The 44-year-old knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nakusawa in a 2018 exhibition

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The 44-year-old knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nakusawa in a 2018 exhibition

In that case, the WBC appointed three unofficial celebrity judges who bizarrely scored the contest a split draw.

They won’t have to wear headgear.

As mentioned above, a KO is the only way to secure any real form of ‘win’ in the contest.

This is likely what Floyd will be targeting, as he previously won an exhibition bout by knockout in Japan back in 2018.





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