UnderGround Forums 8oz gloves will help Floyd.

8/16/17 1:58 PM
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I feel 8 oz gloves will help Floyd more than Conor. The smaller gloves won't increase Conor's ability to land punches on Floyd but will definitely increase Floyds punching power an addition to possibly cutting up Conor's face. If Floyd truly plans to "go at him" then the smaller gloves will help. I think he wants a great KO and is willing to sacrifice his hands to get it. Your thoughts?
8/16/17 2:08 PM
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Of course it increases both of their punching power. It hurts Floyd from covering up and when has Floyd gone "at" anyone. You'll see the same old Floyd.
8/16/17 2:12 PM
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I think it will, in fact, increase Conor's ability to land. The smaller gloves make it more difficult to block and quicker to throw. But this will go for Floyd too.
8/16/17 2:13 PM
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Paulbtk - Of course it increases both of their punching power. It hurts Floyd from covering up and when has Floyd gone "at" anyone. You'll see the same old Floyd.

I understand what your saying. I think he is going to come out and stand in the pocket and counterpunch Conor. The smaller gloves won't hurt is pillow hand defense as much as make his punchers harder and crisper. And yes, I would of expected him to box and move like usual but he has said many times he wants a KO and I tend to believe him, especially in his last fight and under these circumstances. I could be wrong though, wouldn't be the first time.
8/16/17 2:14 PM
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Dead Rabbits - My thoughts... another shit thread

That's not a very nice thing to say.
8/16/17 2:14 PM
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It's won't help Floyd defend as well. It gives Conor more of a chance to land. Both with gain more power, but if Conor's only chance to win is by KO, then I think the 8oz gloves will benefit him more than it does Floyd. 

8/16/17 2:17 PM
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Floyd is the architect of his own demise. 

 

Conor via brutal KO. 

8/16/17 2:22 PM
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who's gonna land the most punches in all likelihood? floyd... so obviously it is likely to help floyd more.  

Let's put it this way:  

If floyd wasnt the one pushing for 8oz gloves nsac wouldnt have approved it.

 

8/16/17 2:22 PM
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MrNiceguy66 -

It's won't help Floyd defend as well. It gives Conor more of a chance to land. Both with gain more power, but if Conor's only chance to win is by KO, then I think the 8oz gloves will benefit him more than it does Floyd. 

This. McGregors only chance to win is a KO so of course this helps him more. That being said, when Mayweather is piecing Conor up with counter punching McGregor might wish they were using bigger gloves.
8/16/17 2:29 PM
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Because Floyd is such a KO artist. The last time he KOed somone was Ortiz via a sucker punch.

If anything this hurts him not helps him.
8/16/17 2:32 PM
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Strykr619 - Because Floyd is such a KO artist. The last time he KOed somone was Ortiz via a sucker punch.

If anything this hurts him not helps him.

In recent past, Floyd has focused successfully on movement and "W's". He stated he wants to come at Conor and get a KO. I don't think he would of agreed to the smaller gloves if he and his game plan wouldn't benefit from it. He isn't a stupid fighter, hence his 49-0 record.
8/16/17 2:33 PM
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2oz difference in gloves just isn't going to be a huge difference. A difference, but not a huge difference.

Yes Floyd will lose a little on defense, but his jab will become more powerful as well.

Jab gets slept on in MMA. Straight left from southpaw versus Floyd is great and all, but jab from Mayweather is still there all day, and he'll be snapping Conor's head back.
8/16/17 2:34 PM
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Strykr619 - Because Floyd is such a KO artist. The last time he KOed somone was Ortiz via a sucker punch.

If anything this hurts him not helps him.

Whats Nates KO percentage? He still had Conor on queer street from a simple 1-2

People keep saying Floyd is not a KO artist but forget that he has been fighting top 10 boxers for the past 10 years

Last time he fought someone below world champion level was:

https://youtu.be/orYBdp5ljS0

8/16/17 2:34 PM
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helps the fans more than anyone. Chances increase for more damage.
8/16/17 2:43 PM
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hankhill - 
Strykr619 - Because Floyd is such a KO artist. The last time he KOed somone was Ortiz via a sucker punch.

If anything this hurts him not helps him.

In recent past, Floyd has focused successfully on movement and "W's". He stated he wants to come at Conor and get a KO. I don't think he would of agreed to the smaller gloves if he and his game plan wouldn't benefit from it. He isn't a stupid fighter, hence his 49-0 record.

If he wants to knock out a babymomma he has to use a bottle. It won't help floyds pynching power because he has glass hands.
8/16/17 2:47 PM
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mongo54 - 
hankhill - 
Strykr619 - Because Floyd is such a KO artist. The last time he KOed somone was Ortiz via a sucker punch.

If anything this hurts him not helps him.

In recent past, Floyd has focused successfully on movement and "W's". He stated he wants to come at Conor and get a KO. I don't think he would of agreed to the smaller gloves if he and his game plan wouldn't benefit from it. He isn't a stupid fighter, hence his 49-0 record.

If he wants to knock out a babymomma he has to use a bottle. It won't help floyds pynching power because he has glass hands.

If Floyd wasn't going for a KO he wouldn't agree to the smaller gloves. With his usual style smaller gloves would only help Conor with his punchers chance.
8/16/17 2:48 PM
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It will help Floyd go to sleep
8/16/17 3:15 PM
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He's been using 8 oz gloves for the past few years. It will definitely speed up the likelyhood of a KO for Floyd. Once he starts working that body over Conor will start to fold. 

8/16/17 3:16 PM
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Barry_BondsMVP - 

He's been using 8 oz gloves for the past few years. It will definitely speed up the likelyhood of a KO for Floyd. Once he starts working that body over Conor will start to fold. 


Agreed
8/16/17 3:46 PM
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Barry_BondsMVP -

He's been using 8 oz gloves for the past few years. It will definitely speed up the likelyhood of a KO for Floyd. Once he starts working that body over Conor will start to fold. 

This 

8/16/17 3:48 PM
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No they won't. When Floyd covers up like a pussy there's less padding to cover his face. McGregor will KO him as he's covering up. Just watch 

8/16/17 3:51 PM
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dicked by diaz - 

Floyd is the architect of his own demise. 

 

Conor via brutal KO. 


He's the architect of an undefeated 49-0 record too...but, yeah you're probably right....
8/16/17 4:19 PM
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Since Conor will probably fight southpaw I expect Floyd to throw a lot of right hands. Smaller gloves will help damage Conor's face.
8/16/17 4:22 PM
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I hope Floyd choses to be the agressor. It means we will have a decent match while it lasts. If Conor is forced to move forward, it will be comepletely one sided in Floyds favor.

8/16/17 4:28 PM
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Vegito Blue -

No they won't. When Floyd covers up like a pussy there's less padding to cover his face. McGregor will KO him as he's covering up. Just watch 

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