"The normal what it is for 154 and that's 10-ounce gloves," stated undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who ealier today revealed that both he and undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather will indeed be using 10-ounce gloves for their highly-anticipated September 14 showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While 10-ounce gloves are the standard for 154-pound jr. middleweight bouts in Las Vegas, there was speculation that Mayweather might instead prefer to use the smaller 8-ounce gloves that are used up to the 147-pound welterweight class.
In the past, Mayweather has expressed his displeasure about the fact that he was forced to use 10-ounce gloves in his 2007 split decision win over Oscar De La Hoya. It was the first time Mayweather, who had fought his entire career up to and below the welterweight limit, used the bigger gloves in a fight. Though he would again use 10-ounce gloves in his 2012 unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto, Mayweather initially requested 8-ounce gloves for that fight, and because his September showdown with Canelo is taking place at a catchweight of 152 pounds, there were some who thought he may make that request again. According to Alvarez, however, both fighters will be using the standard 10-ounce gloves for the jr. middleweight bout.
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