The Notorious swaps UFC gloves for Cleto Reyes

Conor McGregor aka The Notorious is currently undertaking an intense training programme as he prepares to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a few weeks’ time.

The Notorious is an Irish mixed martial artist and is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

A few days ago, he took time out of his busy training schedule to post about Cleto Reyes boxing gloves to his 25 million Instagram followers.

Conor McGregor shared a picture of himself donning the Reyes gloves during a training session. He swapped his usual MMA gloves for the pair of Mexican boxing gloves, similar to those worn by the legendary Muhammad Ali.

The Notorious praises Cleto Reyes gloves on social media

In his Instagram caption, the Dubliner briefly explained the back-story of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves. He also shared other reasons for his love of Mexico.

The Notorious (@thenotoriousmma) firstly stated that we was “working in the big Mexican gloves” and goes on to explain why he likes the gloves:

“Made from either cowhide or goatskin, and stuffed with horse hair, they are a lovely weighty glove, and known globally as the “punchers glove”.”

The Notorious, Cleto Reyes Gloves

He talks about his fascination with finding out that Muhammad Ali was also a big fan of these gloves:

“Him wearing the glove originally, brought the brand “Cleto Reyes” to the fore-front of Mexican made gloves.”

Conor McGregor says he enjoys the “fit and feel” of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves and describes them as “some top big gloves”.

He goes on to talk about his other reasons for loving Mexico:

“I do love the Mexicans.”

“My associates in my Whiskey venture are Mexican. From a beautiful little town named “Tequila.” Another phenomenal Mexican made product. Just like my Irish whiskey, it is for the powerful, and the driven.”

“The Mexicans are of a strong breed. Just like the Irish. I have a lot of respect for Mexico. My son was also born on [the day of] Cinco de Mayo. Mexico, the McGregors love you!”

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French empire and McGregor’s son was born on the same day as these annual celebrations.

The Notorious, Cleto Reyes

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Conor McGregor has been a pro since 2008 and has achieved 18 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC) and 13 first round finishes. After a brief stint working as a plumber, he pursued his boxing career, which is the only thing he’s really felt passionate about and driven by.

The Notorious is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing.

He describes his intense training schedule as “Food, Afternoon session, Food, Evening session, Food, Sleep, Repeat”. It’s a training programme which must require a vast amount of determination as well as the right boxing gloves and training equipment.

It’s great to see the No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world sporting a pair of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves. We love his choice of the blue lace up gloves and we stock a variety of colours to suit every taste, including lace up and velcro styles. Why not see if you agree with The Notorious and also enjoy the fit and feel of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves?