Today's Mayweather vs Cotto weigh-in went off almost without a hitch, until Shane Mosley weighed in a half-pound heavy for his co-feature fight with Canelo Alvarez.
Mosley weighed in at 154½, and has one hour to lose the weight. Most likely this will not be a problem, and the fight will go on fine for Alvarez's WBC junior middleweight title. Alvarez weighed in at 154 pounds.
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For the main event, Floyd Mayweather weighed in at 151 pounds, three pounds short of the limit, and Miguel Cotto came in at 154 pounds. The two had a seriously intense staredown after the weigh-in, with Mayweather smiling and smacking his gum, and Cotto icily glaring in return. Eventually, Mayweather got Cotto talking, and they jawed to the delight of the crowd.
"I just told him, when you facin' Floyd Mayweather, you facin' the best," Mayweather told HBO's Max Kellerman moments later.
Mayweather also said he thought that Cotto looked a bit out of shape. "Cotto looked kinda dry to me, he looked drained."
Floyd said that he plans to take the fight to Cotto, to put the pressure on him from the get-go, and "see what he got."
Cotto was fine with that. "If he wants to run, I'm ready for that. If he wants to bring the fight, I'm ready for that. I'm ready for anything he can do to me."
"He's never faced nobody like Miguel Cotto. That's the reason he's undefeated," Cotto added.
[ Fight Previews: Latimore vs Quintana / Vargas vs Forbes ]
For the first two bouts of the night, everyone made weight. Deandre Latimore weighed in at 154½ for the first fight of the night, where he'll face Carlos Quintana of Puerto Rico. Quintana weighed in at 154. The fight has a contracted limit of 155 pounds. In a welterweight bout, Jessie Vargas weighed in at 146, with Steve Forbes at 146½.
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