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Mayweather To Garcia: Not Your Money, No MX Gloves

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) is not interested in trainer Robert Garcia's wager. Mayweather dared Garcia's fighter, Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31KOs), to bet his purse on their scheduled September 13th rematch.

Garcia offered to take that wager - if Mayweather allowed Maidana to wear the Everlast MX gloves. In a recent interview on BoxingScene.com, Garcia said Mayweather refused to shake his hand to make the bet official.

"Robert Garcia is doing all the talking, but he's not the one who has to get in there and feel this wrath. He don't have to get in there and feel this wrath. I can't worry about what Robert Garcia is saying. How can Robert Garcia make a bet? You're just a trainer. It's not your money. He's trying to come on the record and say 'shake my hand and I can wear my gloves.' No you're not. You are not fighting me with gloves with no padding. No you're not," Mayweather said.

One day prior to their May fight, Mayweather refused to allow Maidana to wear the MX brand of Everlast gloves. He claims the MX gloves selected by Maidana "had no padding." Maidana eventually selected a different model of Everlast gloves. Mayweather is refusing to change his opinion on the matter - despite the Nevada State Athletic Commission approving the second pair of MX gloves that Maidana presented after the initial pair was rejected.

"The Nevada Commission is the best commission in the world and they said the gloves were approved, but at the end of the day - ain't nobody from the Nevada Commission ever got inside that squared circle and had to fight," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by radioraheem on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=Guter;14795827]That only difference is it's 2 ounces heavier because the wrist guard is longer but the same amount of foam and hair are distributed in the knuckle area as the 8oz glove. I have wore both before and their is…

Comment by radioraheem on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14796924]So what is mayweather so scared about the gloves? He has used them before. Cotto used them in their fight. Hell even the undercard of the mayweather maidana 1 his fighters were using them.[/QUOTE] Cotto used the 10 oz. version,…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=maskcraw;14796192]You are correct. Maidana isn't knocking Mayweather out. Everyone is making a big deal about the gloves, but it doesn't matter what gloves Maidana is wearing because he cannot and will not knockout Mayweather. People for Maidana need to prove…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-26-2014

[quote=bachavelli;14795693]maidana can easily wear those damn gloves if he wants.. Floyd will not cancel the fight, hes not stupid, chino is letting floyd bully him around.. Seriously what can floyd do if maidana puts on the gloves and says he…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;14796594]I don't see how it helps pormote the fight, if they wanted to promote the fight they would say he gets to wear them.[/QUOTE] The only reason people are talking about this is because of the gloves, most people have…

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