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Mayweather vs Maidana fight reportedly in jeopardy over glove issue

Tomorrow's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is reportedly in some jeopardy, with Team Mayweather objecting to the gloves Maidana's team wants to use.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana are almost certainly going to fight tomorrow night, but it's less likely than it was a few hours ago, as the fight is reportedly in jeopardy due to a disagreement about the gloves Maidana wants to use.

As FightHype reports it, Maidana's gloves lacked padding, in the feeling of Team Mayweather, which was followed by Leonard Ellerbe (Mayweather Promotions), Robert Garcia (Maidana's trainer), and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer arguing about the gloves for a few hours, followed by the Nevada commission ruling that the specific gloves were not allowed to be used, but that the Everlast brand and style would be acceptable.

Mayweather's team -- specifically, Ellerbe -- then said that the fight would be called off. Maidana's team then reportedly packed up and left.

So, you know, we'll see. There's about a 0.05% chance that this fight actually gets called off, because it would be everyone wasting a ton of money and losing out on even more money. It's a thing that's happening, but you could go to bed right now and when you wake up, the fight will still be on.

We will have any updates, of course, but you can calm your nerves, is all I'm saying.

EDIT: Here's a bit more from Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole:

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