Mayweather, Mosley make weight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley weighed in at 146 pounds and 147 pounds, respectively, for their fight Saturday in Las Vegas. Photo / Chris Cozzone-FightWireImages.com
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley made weight for their welterweight fight Saturday at the MGM Grand.
Mayweather (40-0, 25 knockouts) weighed in at 146 pounds while wearing boxers and socks, one pound under the limit. He weighed the same in his last fight, a one-sided decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in September.
Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) weighed 147 in just underwear, his weight when he knocked out Antonio Margarito in January of last year.
A cordoned off portion of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the site of the fight, was packed with several thousand people.
Michael Buffer, the ring announcer and one of the MCs for the weigh in, asked the crowd to cheer for the fighter they believed would win. Mosley, it seemed, had an edge.
Earlier, Mexican prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weighed in at 150 pounds for his junior welterweight fight against Jose Miguel Cotto, the brother of Miguel Cotto. Cotto weighed 149.