On this week's edition of the "Outside the Cage" podcast, hosts Pete Hoffman and Ike Feldman talk to Showtime Boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi about the upcoming Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather super-fight.
The bout which is all set for the 26th of August at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas is highly anticipated in positive and negative light's across the boxing spectrum.
Some local bars and restaurants in San Angelo will undoubtedly show the fight and there's a question as to whether the move to eight ounce gloves will draw a bigger crowd or not.
'The first time I remember the Mayweather thing was those guys were going back and forth and I was like "this is insane that Conor and Mayweather are talking smack to each other",' he said.
"I'm ready to go to war for the full 12 rounds and I'm ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds, so that's where my head is at".
Who will win: the undefeated Mayweather or the wild card McGregor?
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The lighter gloves have less padding over the knuckles and are generally thought to favour the heavier puncher. If the fight were to take place under MMA rules, McGregor would surely dominate, but it's Queensberry rules.
The Nevada Athletic Commission ruled earlier in the day the fight would use eight-ounce gloves rather than the traditional 10-ouncers mandated for any match above 147 pounds. "Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he's more defensive".
'Then Conor told me he wanted to fight him and I was like "what? why? what's the point in even talking about this?"
It will see two incredible fighters, both now in their prime, pit themselves against each other in a sport that they have dedicated their lives to since they were children to establish who will be crowned the true unified and undisputed king of the middleweight division.
"He's possibly the biggest, the fastest growing sportsman in the world, that I have seen in my lifetime, I have never seen a rapid rise like it in my life".
McGregor will be facing a hard challenge in fighting an undefeated boxer and defensive specialist in the ring. "It's going to help McGregor because he's not a boxer", Miller added when asked about who the beneficiary is of the rule change.
"Right now I believe that Floyd is going to be using Grant gloves".