May 2, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather (left) stands face to face with Marcos Maidana during weigh ins at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mayweather vs. Maidana to go on as scheduled following glove controversy


It’s been a wild 12 hours or so in regards to the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight scheduled for Saturday night in Las Vegas, but the important thing now is that everything will go on as scheduled following the infamous glove controversy that began late Friday night, according to FightHype.com.

FightHype.com has been advised that the glove controversy that momentarily put today’s title unification between undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana in jeopardy has been resolved. “Yes, the glove issue has been resolved,” confirmed Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer via email. Though he did not get into any specifics, Schaefer informed us that Maidana will indeed be wearing Everlast gloves while Mayweather will be wearing Grant gloves.

The weigh-ins took place on Friday afternoon and then not long after that is when the news starting to leak that there was in issue with Maidana’s gloves not having enough padding. There were some compromises initially thrown on the table which were refused, and Maidana’s camp left the building with the status of the fight up in the air.

Mayweather’s camp wanted Maidana to use the Grant gloves that their fighter uses, but Maidana wanted to get his Everlast gloves approved, and Floyd was not happy about that, to say the least.

So now, it’s time to get the festivities underway as Mayweather looks to remain unbeaten in his professional career–with him wearing his Grant gloves and Maidana with the Everlast MX.

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  • JJ Wadell

    Floyd and his antics are so tiresome. Meanwhile, Floyd has chosen yet another “No-Hoper” to beat on in the ring.