Canelo Alvarez and Shane Mosley meet in the main undercard bout of tomorrow's Mayweather vs Cotto event. (PHoto by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos-Golden Boy Promotions)
Canelo Alvarez and Shane Mosley headline the pay-per-view undercard for tomorrow night's Mayweather vs Cotto show, and though Mosley initially weighed in a half-pound too heavy for the fight, he came in an hour later and made the weight, so the fight is still on and the WBC title held by Alvarez still on the line.
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Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KO) will be facing his biggest-name opponent to date in Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KO), but the question is how much the 40-year-old Mosley has left, and whether or not today's seemingly minor issue on the scales is indicative of a bigger problem. Mosley hasn't fought in a year, since he put in a rotten performance against Manny Pacquiao, and may have allowed himself to put on too much weight over that time. We'll have to wait until fight time to see what Shane's got left.
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Opening the PPV broadcast will be a 10-round junior middleweight (catchweight: 155) bout between Deandre Latimore (23-3, 17 KO) and Carlos Quintana (28-3, 22 KO). It's an intriguing bout with Latimore meant to win, as he's the Mayweather Promotions-backed fighter here, but the Puerto Rican veteran Quintana is definitely dangerous. Latimore was shaky in his last outing, and that was against a guy not on Quintana's level.
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The second bout of the night will see Mayweather Promotions welterweight Jessie Vargas (18-0, 9 KO) take on veteran Steve Forbes (35-10, 11 KO), a late replacement for Alfonso Gomez in another 10-round fight.
Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage of the entire event starting tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EDT.
All photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos-Golden Boy Promotions