Floyd-Maidana in jeopardy

  • Last Updated: May 3 2014, 10:06 BST

Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly unhappy with the type of gloves Marcos Maidana plans to wear for their big-money bout in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Floyd Mayweather: Bout with Maidana in doubt
Floyd Mayweather: Bout with Maidana in doubt

Leonard Ellerbe (Mayweather Promotions), Robert Garcia (Maidana's trainer), and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer became embroiled in a heated debate on the issue - a debate that culminated in Ellerbe threatening to call the fight off.

The pair had already faced 10,000 fans at the MGM Grand to weigh in for a welterweight clash that brings together two world titles - WBC champion Mayweather tipping the scales at 146 lbs and WBA champion Maidana just half a pound heavier.

Mayweather is a heavy favourite to retain his unbeaten record and clock up a 46th professional victory, but the durable Argentinian Maidana will be determined to cause an upset and improve his record to 36-3.

On the undercard, Britain's Amir Khan and Mayweather's fellow American Luis Collazo both weighed in at 147 lbs, while Adrien Broner hit the 140lb limit as he looks to rebuild his career in a super-lightweight bout with Carlos Molina.