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Mayweather vs. Maidana glove controversy


Floyd Mayweather Jr Marcos Rene MaidanaBy Danny Ech: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants Marcos Maidana’s gloves to be changed to a different pair for tomorrow night’s fight after he inspected the gloves that Maidana had originally intended to wear and found improper padding in the gloves. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe left a meeting with members from Team Maidana and officials from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

When both teams arrived together to choose their gloves for the fight as normal Team Mayweather was not pleased with the amount of padding in the gloves Maidana wanted to use. Officials from the Nevada State Athletic Commission examined the gloves also and ruled that the gloves Maidana wanted to use for the fight were NOT acceptable and he must choose another glove immediately.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe was not totally pleased with the decision and announced the fight would possibly be off. Some comments on other sites have questioned if this story is true or if this is another marketing ploy to increase interest in the fight but may I remind you the readers of the Margarito vs Shane Mosley scandal which turned out to be true when Margarito was caught with plaster in both gloves before the Mosley fight.

One of the most famous boxing scandals that happened way before Margarito vs Mosley and it had to do with padding in the gloves was the infamous “Assault In The Ring “ featuring “undefeated” prospect Billy Collins Jr vs Luis Resto. I encourage you to YouTube that movie and see how Luis Resto denied for years that he did not cheat in that fight where he destroyed Billy Collins to point that Collins was unable to box again because of the damage he suffered and he ultimately committed suicide because his dreams of boxing and being world champion was GONE..

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