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 Last update:  7/17/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Mayweather: Maidana Got KOs With Non-Padded Gloves
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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."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Marcos Maidana , Mayweather Maidana Rematch , Mayweather vs. Maidana Rematch


 

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comment by LoadedWraps, on 07-18-2014
[QUOTE=tangalog2200]that, in a nutshell is what it is...[/QUOTE] http://www.husky-owners.com/forum/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-6001-0-28986000-1395519968.gif

comment by djtmal, on 07-18-2014
[QUOTE=Ray Corso]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 and then ring the damn bell! Ray[/QUOTE] In a perfect world this would be idea...

comment by Resilient, on 07-18-2014
[QUOTE=The Big Dunn]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 thing occurred isn't passing the buck. I commen...

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 and then ring the damn bell! Ray

comment by C-SHO, on 07-18-2014
[QUOTE=budfr]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 %. Neither has any ko power at 147, which is why both a...

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