Pacquiao-Margarito Weights: Manny 144.6, Antonio 150, Mixed Reaction for Both

Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito both met mixed reactions from an excited crowd inside Cowboys Stadium at Friday's weigh-in, and both came in at what appeared to be strong weights.

Margarito, the controversial former welterweight titlist, hit the fight's 150-pound limit on the nose. He and stablemate Brandon Rios both met boos from the crowd in Arlington, but Margarito also had his vocal supporters, who chanted "Margarito" after the initial reaction.

Pacquiao, who has won titles in seven different weight classes and seeks an eighth tomorrow night, came in at 144.6 pounds, which to me seems like a very good weight. Some may worry that he's too light, but remember that Manny weighed in light against Miguel Cotto (144) and Oscar de la Hoya (142), as well. He has said that the "struggles" early in camp came from trying to put on too much weight, which slowed him down. Instead, they've focused on trying to exploit their greatest advantage: speed. We've seen Manny around this weight, and he's been lightning.

Interestingly, Manny also received a very mixed reaction from the crowd all the way through his weigh-in, and like Margarito, was recipient of a chant meant to drown out the booing portion. Tomorrow night's atmosphere could be really something in Cowboys Stadium, as clearly both men have their supporters out in force.

Undercard weights: Mike Jones 145.5 versus Jesus Soto Karass 148 ... Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 versus Ricardo Cordoba 121 ... Brandon Rios 140 versus Omri Lowther 137.5.

We'll have continuing coverage tonight through Sunday, and make sure to check out SBNation.com, too, where I'm helping with fight weekend coverage.

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