Mayweather: Maidana Got KOs With Non-Padded Gloves

By Miguel Rivera

WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not going to allow Marcos Maidana to use the Everlast MX gloves under any circumstances. There was a lot of controversy before their first meeting on May 3rd, when Mayweather rejected Maidana's preferred gloves following their official weigh-in. 

Mayweather claimed the Everlast MX gloves were manufactured with less padding around the knuckles, stating that it gave Maidana an unfair advantage. The situation was resolved only a few hours before the fight was scheduled to take place, with Maidana being forced to wear a different model of Everlast gloves - even though the Nevada State Athletic Commission had approved a different pair of Everlast MX gloves for Maidana to use.

Mayweather won a twelve round majority decision in May. A rematch is going to take place on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Once again, Maidana and his team are demanding to use the Everlast MX gloves. Mayweather is not considering their request. He alleges that Maidana's high percentage of knockouts (31 in 34 wins) are likely a direct result of using Everlast MX gloves.

"In the sport of boxing it's all about protecting both parties.  Life after boxing, I care about my life after boxing. Its about being on an even playing field. Some fighters in the past, some fighters have died in the ring from gloves that wasn't padded. The only thing I want to do is be on an even playing field," Mayweather said at the ESPYS.

"You have to ask Marcos Maidana that question [regarding why his gloves are so special to him]. It's obvious he's been getting a lot of knockouts by fighting with gloves with no padding, which I don't feel is safe for me or for him. Both fighters should be safe and be protected, even though it's a brutal sport. This is not a bareknuckle brawl, this is not MMA. This is about professional boxing at it's highest, so it's about being on an even playing field."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=tangalog2200;14772142]that, in a nutshell is what it is...[/QUOTE] [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by djtmal on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Corso;14773511]Lace up a set of Reyes horse hair 8 oz gloves in maroon color and ring the bell. May the best man win! Cancel all the promo trip garbage and get in the gym and train [U]WITH[/U] the Reyes…

Comment by Resilient on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;14770940]Because I have yet to see one thread about "glove choice" prior to this, even though any true boxing fan knows its happened dozens of times. Talking about posters obsessive behavior by referencing other situations where the same…

Comment by Ray Corso on 07-18-2014

Lace up a set of Reyes horse hair 8 oz gloves in maroon color and ring the bell. May the best man win! Cancel all the promo trip garbage and get in the gym and train [U]WITH[/U] the Reyes gloves…

Comment by C-SHO on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14772346]Floyd is a coward !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only US-media brainwashed people stll say he is the best. He is not. His KO ratio is krap.[/QUOTE] If Floyd and Pac stayed at the smaller weight classes they both would have much better ko…

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