Could the Floyd Mayweather Jr./Marcos Maidana fight get canceled over a glove dispute?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Scheduled To Fight Marcos Maidana

The undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to face off against the 35-3 Marcos Maidana tonight, May 3, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the match might be canceled after a dispute that occurred at the weigh-in on Friday.

New York Daily News is reporting that during the weigh-in, the camps for Mayweather and Maidana were coming to an agreement on what gloves would be used during the match. However, Floyd did not like the gloves that Maidana presented at the weigh-in, since they didn’t have any padding in them.

The gloves were a customized Everlast MX brand. Fighthype.com captured a moment at the weigh-in in which Floyd Mayweather Jr. is telling Maidana’s camp that he could feel his knuckles in the gloves.

“If a motherf***** gonna beat me, he gotta earn it the hard way,” Mayweather Jr. says in the video. “No motherf***** need to be cutting no corners trying to cheat, because I ain’t never tried to cheat to beat nobody.”

After Floyd Mayweather Jr. tried on the gloves and protested against using them, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said the Nevada Athletic Commission stepped in and said the gloves “were not allowed.” Maidana’s camp then produced another pair, which was approved.

However, Floyd Mayweather Jr. still didn’t want to fight if Maidana intended on using the approved gloves, since he said there was padding in the wrist area instead of the knuckle area. At that point, the commission told both parties to settle the dispute themselves.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Richard Ellerbe said they would try to get the dispute “figured out,” but Floyd was not going to get in the ring if Maidana intended on using gloves that didn’t have any padding in the knuckle area.

Ellerbe then told Fighthype.com, in a separate interview, that they didn’t want any “unfair advantage.”

“Because Floyd is going to whoop his a** anyway,” he added.

However, Ellerbe then went on to say that Floyd was not going to fight, after a reporter asked him about the status of the match.

“We’re not fighting tomorrow,” he said. “It is what it is.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was not done with his dispute over the gloves. Fighthype.com caught footage of him arguing that it’s “no wonder fighters are dying on the regular.”

“There’s no padding [in the gloves],” Floyd added.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. then went on to talk about how fighters are supposed to be protected, and how he does have “a life after boxing.”

“I got a family,” Mayweather Jr. said. “I want to be able to talk and communicate.”

Schaefer told the Daily News that the two sides will come to an agreement, and the match will still go on.

“There’s going to be a fight and they’re both going to wear gloves and we’re all going to be happy,” he said. “It will be a brand that’s acceptable to the commission.”

Despite the controversy, Mayweather has been telling his Twitter followers that the match is still on.

So, if the match is still happening tonight, who is your pick? Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Marcos Maidana?