Robert Byrd chosen as ref for Mayweather-McGregor, request for 8 oz glove approved by NSAC!

Reports from Las Vegas indicate that referee Robert Byrd will be the third man in the ring for highly anticipated August 26th superfight between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and UFC fighter Connor McGregor. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has also approved the request from both sides to use 8 oz gloves instead of the usually prescribed 10 oz gloves for this fight.

The other officials for the fight will include two experienced American judges, and one international judge from Italy.

The bout will take place Saturday August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will be available in North America on Showtime pay-per-view.

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