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Mayweather Has No Issue With Gloves For Cotto Bout

By Rick Reeno

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) doesn't have an issue with the glove size for his May 5th battle with WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs), which takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather had requested 8 ounce gloves for the fight, but the two fighters will use 10 ounce gloves.

Mayweather wasn't happy with the 10 ounce gloves that were forced upon him in the 2007 split decision win over Oscar De La Hoya. He says the gloves that were used in the De La Hoya fight were "10 ounce heavyweight gloves" and not "normal 10 ounce gloves." He blames the gloves for the lack of excitement in the fight.

"My last fight with ten ounce gloves was Ricky Hatton [in 2007]. It's really not a problem...when I faced De La Hoya they gave me 10 ounce heavyweight gloves. They chose my gloves for me," Mayweather said.

"It's a huge difference [with the glove size]. But I can be fast in whatever gloves I wear....16s, 14s, 10s, 8s. I was real upset and it hurt my feelings in the De La Hoya fight. I feel that if me and De La Hoya would have fought in normal ten ounce gloves, there would have been more blood and more excitement - and that's what its about, giving fans more excitement. The heavyweight ten ounce gloves are more rounded and have more padding."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-27-2012

[QUOTE=a_fuego;12043560]Many things you say are spot on. Some I don't agree with. SSM had several plans and he used them all. He was clearly frustrated because any mode he went to, he stayed a step behind Cotto. The shotgun jab…

Comment by supremelygifted on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=Osirus022;12043819]That's easy, money split problems. Pac want's triple of what he normally gets, while Floyd want's what he always gets.[/QUOTE] Not mention Pac is NOT the best in the division! The real question that is constantly ignored is, why didn't…

Comment by Osirus022 on 04-25-2012

[QUOTE=a_fuego;12043583]You are an idiot, I can see why you have gotten banned. You need Jesus or something..[/QUOTE] lmao, i cannot disagree with that

Comment by Osirus022 on 04-25-2012

[QUOTE=Dan Gutierrez;12040635]The biggest issue is [B][COLOR="DarkRed"]"WHY IS CHICKEN FLOYD SCARED TO DEATH TO FIGHT THE GREAT MANNY PACQUIAO?"[/COLOR][/B]. If the chicken really consider himself as a good boxer then why is he not fighting the best in the division?[/QUOTE] That's…

Comment by Osirus022 on 04-25-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;12040593]Wrong as usual.. Floyd fought a Shane that destroyed Margarito...something Cotto STILL can't do...:rofl: Floyd fought a Champion Cotto fought a name..[/QUOTE] Dude you can't be serious.. Mosley fought a Margarito WITH NO PLASTER Floyd fought a Shane that was…

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