For Elvis, Grant Phillips changing ten to eight ounces, much celebrated by McGregor, does not change so much: “anyone can punch, but he needs to connect stroke”.
It is not today that Elvis Grant Phillips accompanies Floyd Mayweather. This Saturday, when climbing in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, to face Conor McGregor, his gloves “Money” will be using. Knower of the apparatus, the manager ensures that the exchange of 10 for eight ounces will not be as fundamental to the fight. Since the amendment was accepted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission the Irishman Conor McGregor celebrated too, since it has more punch than the American and believes that with lighter gloves would have easier to knock out.
-Don’t order doesn’t make so much difference. You can punch and can fight with any of the two, with eight or ten ounces. If they were eight or 16-ounce gloves, then I say that would make a difference, but this way, the story is not so. Honestly, we’re talking about a guy who has a 49-0 cartel in boxing against a guy who has a 0-0 cartel in boxing. No matter whether two gloves, eight or ten ounces, what matters is that it’s a boxing match and not MMA and that must be taken into account-assured Grant.
The businessman is a friend of Floyd. Grant was boxing coach, manager of athletes and made 22 fights as an amateur. In 1994, decided to open your own company and started producing gloves in factories in Mexico. In 1996, Mayweather turned professional after the Olympics in Atlanta and almost always wore gloves Grant, which can reach as much as $ $500 and cost are made practically manually.
-Anyone can punch. But at the end of the day you need to connect the hits to make a difference. In MMA you sticks, hit. Of course, anything can happen, but I don’t see happening-explains Elvis.
For McGregor, Mayweather will again wear gloves of Phillips. And they haven’t changed anything. Be the same throughout his career. The only change, of course, are the eight ounces instead of ten.
-Be the same gloves that Floyd used the entire career. The same. The only difference is color, but that he has not yet decided. Let’s take between six and eight options for it and as always, Floyd chooses short notice-finalizes Elvis Grant Phillips.
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