"I got an email from Brian McIntyre, who is Crawford’s manager, and it says 'we have never worn these before and we’re not going to wear them for the fight and they’re banned'," Lonergan said.
"He’s just full of shit, and I always knew that he was. They’re going to be using Everlast MX horsehair-based glove.
"Have a think about it, horsehair is not a foam compound so it absorbs no impact and it also separates at the knuckle when you’re fighting.
"It will turn into a brawl, and if that’s the case, Crawford is going to get hurt because Jeff is bigger and stronger, he hits a lot harder and he has got an iron will.
"That iron will is going to really come through in rounds six, seven and eight when Crawford is getting smashed for the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth time in the face with these gloves.