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Mayweather vs Maidana: Glove controversy ends, fight is on

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana are ready to go for tonight's Showtime PPV main event, as their glove dispute has ended.

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

As expected, tonight's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is on, as Yahoo! Sports reports that the glove fiasco from last night has come to an end.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he spoke to Mayweather advisor Al Haymon, who confirmed the bout is on. Schaefer said Mayweather will wear Grant gloves, while Maidana will fight in Everlast. Schaefer did not know specifically which brand of Everlast Maidana will wear, though the Nevada Athletic Commission had approved a stock pair of red Everlast MX gloves.

Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) was likely playing mind games with Maidana (35-3, 31 KO), though it may not really be possible to play mind games with Maidana. Unless Marcos is really hung up on color coordination, which is possible, I suppose.

So, here we go. We'll have live coverage starting at 9:00 pm EDT for the fights, and at 8:00 pm EDT we'll go live with the preview show, which you can stream here on BLH.

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