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Mayweather Is 151, Cotto Is 154, Canelo Is 154, Mosley Over But Drops 1/2 Pound

BY Michael Woods ON May 04, 2012
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Mayweather , Cotto, Canelo , MosleyThis graphic was kindly supplied by long-time TSS reader "Anony." He indeed believes, and likes Cotto, via stoppage.

The Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto weigh-in staredown might be better than the fight, though we hope the clash on Saturday lives up to the hype. At the Friday weigh-in, which unfolded at the MGM in Las Vegas, Mayweather and Cotto peered deep into each others' souls for more than a minute, and jawed at each other, before being pried apart. They'd been respectful, and even broke into smiles a few times before during press conferences, so it was nice to see and feel some emotion in the mix.

Michael Buffer emceed, and announced Mayweather. The crowd booed. He stepped on the scale, and was 151 pounds, three pounds under the max. That was with gum in mouth. Cotto was 154 on the dot.

Max Kellerman chatted with Mayweather, and asked what the jawing was about. "I told him when you facing Floyd you facing the best," he said.At 151 pounds, "I feel great, I feel good," he said.

And why 151, why not 154? "I feel comfortable fighting at any weight..he looked dry, he looked drained," Floyd said.

What's the plan tomorrow? "Take my time, execute the game plan from the beginning," he said.

The weigh in looked to be near a 5,000 capacity, which Floyd said he loved.

Kellerman asked Cotto about the staredown. "He's never faced anyone like Miguel Cotto," he said he told the unbeaten hitter. He said he will work the body, and everywhere tomorrow, Cotto said. "I'm here for the fight," though he will be ready for a moving Floyd. The fight will be for all Latinos, on this Cinco de Mayor weekend.

The Mexican boy-wonder Canelo Alvarez took to the scale, and was 154 pounds. Foe Shane Mosley, who is seen as a live dog by just about no one,turns 41 in September, was 154.5 pounds at the first attempt on the scale. He had an hour to burn off a half pound. Kellerman chatted with Canelo, and asked him how he'd stop a man who hasn't been stopped. He won't try and stop him, he said. He then asked Mosley how he'd beat Canelo. By being Shane Mosley, he said. Why should we believe you when you say you will beat him, he asked, with admirable directness. You don't have to believe me, but I will do it, Mosley said. Losing the half pound will be no big deal, he said. His scale before the weigh in wasn't on the same wavelength as the MGM scale, he explained. Does this make you like Canelo by a wider margin, or no? Weigh in, readers. Note: Mosley dropped the half pound and made 154 within the hour.

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deepwater says:

cotto won that staredown!!!! floyd looked like he wanted to kiss him and cotto would have none of it. first round to cotto

deepwater says:

mosley can take a crap and get back on the scale. no effect on the fight.hope ole mosley can do it

Radam G says:

And that is exactly what I PREDICT! The Money May-Miguel Cotto weight-in staredown will be much better than the actually fight. And don't believe that jive of Sugar Shane being over the limit and had to work some weight off. That darn old, wise Genie Naazim is up to his old tricks. He has already won the Sugarman the first round.

Sugar Shane had silver dollars taped on the bottom of his feet -- out of sight -- and stepped on the scales to make Team Red-headed superhype believe that the sugar in Shane has been left at the weight ins. I syet you not. And if the Sugarman and the wise, old genie didn't use the silver dollars trick. They use the hold-your-peepee one. In other words, Sugar Shane didn't work off any weight. He just went and took a peepee, and had a Shane double perpetrating a fraud and sweating his arse off for Team Alvarez to see him.

I know, I know. Yall muthasuckas think that I'm just posting syet. Well, the game is all about tricks of the trade, optical illusions and is straight-up the "threatre of the unexpected," and dark and uncover syet that you'd find hard to imagine. I love me some boxing, because most people don't syet about the darkside, underworld, side deals and __ ____ ____! Holla!

amayseng says:

cottos feet are just too slow and he said one thing that all fighters who are on their way to a loss and confusion say, that he will be faster than floyd....uh no you wont...

one thing cotto did say is that he will hit floyd everywhere, that is encouraging. however, cotto will have no steam by round 8 and will get his ears boxed off..

there is a reason why floyd retired in 2008 when cotto was prime, margacheato was prime, williams was prime.

floyd avoids fighters for a reason.

the Roast says:

70$ for HD PPV?? How is a struggling actor supposed to come up with that kind of cash? This better be good.

amayseng says:

no doubt Roast, i have time warner cable and for some unGodly reason they dont even offer the hd ppv, just standard def, i cant believe it......although my local theater is presenting the fight, i may stop by and watch it there..

Radam G says:

The Roast, you should have kept your 70 bucks or got a gerry-rigged up cable hookup, or maybe went to the $25-a-pop Big-Screen showing of this fiasco. Holla!

saguirre760 says:

cottos feet are just too slow and he said one thing that all fighters who are on their way to a loss and confusion say, that he will be faster than floyd....uh no you wont...

one thing cotto did say is that he will hit floyd everywhere, that is encouraging. however, cotto will have no steam by round 8 and will get his ears boxed off..

there is a reason why floyd retired in 2008 when cotto was prime, margacheato was prime, williams was prime.

floyd avoids fighters for a reason.


Cotto will definitely not be faster but if he is timing is there than that may provide Floyd problems. As long as his stamina is up then he should be ok but he has quite of history of endurance issues. And yes Floyd has lost to JL Castillo and has avoided most of the eras best WW's. If he would have whooped all these fighters in their prime than that would be seriously impressive.

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