What’s a big fight without a little controversy? It looks like Floyd Mayweather’s camp is not happy after both sides picked their gloves. Mayweather’s camp believes that Maidana is trying to use Everlast gloves with less padding. From FightHype.com:
“No fight,” stated Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, who moments ago just left a meeting with members of Team Maidana and representatives from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Evidently, a controversy over the gloves that WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana is wanting to use has placed Saturday’s fight in jeopardy.
When both teams arrived to select their gloves, Team Mayweather was not pleased with the lack of padding in the Everlast gloves that Team Maidana wanted to use. After hours of back-and-forth conversations between Ellerbe, Robert Garcia, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, the Commission ruled that the specific gloves that Maidana wanted to use were not acceptable, however, the actual brand and style would be allowed provided Maidana use a different pair.
We will keep you updated, but let me say here and on the record that there is a .001 chance of this fight actually being canceled. There is too much money at stake to just walk away now.