Column: What's in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

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LAS VEGAS (AP) It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

Still, it was enough to make Conor McGregor quite happy. Floyd Mayweather Jr., too, because it likely means more sales for what could be the richest fight ever.

Nevada boxing regulators went out of their way to give a gift to both fighters, approving an exemption to the rule requiring 10-ounce gloves for the 154-pound fight so that both fighters can wear 8-ounce gloves.