There never seems to be a weigh-in controversy in boxing — Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. came in at 146 and Marcos Maidana 146.5, for their welter-weight battle tomorrow night.
The faceoff — which is always a fan favorite — was mellow as both fighters stared at each other for a few seconds before facing the crowd.
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An enormous crowd that was on their feet chanting “El Chino, El Chino,” when Maidana came out, and an even bigger roar when Mayweather was accompanied by rapper Two Chainz playing his hit song “My Moment.”
Through a translator Maidana said, “He’s the better fighter, but I earned this and am here to win.”
“I just want to thank the fans and everyone for being here,” Mayweather said. “Without y’all this wouldn’t be possible, and I’m looking forward to putting on a show tomorrow night.”
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In the co-main event, welterweight contenders Amir Khan and Luis Collazo both hit the scale at 147, with a large contingent of British media and fans out to cover Khan. Both fighters were respectful of the other, with Khan saying, “Watch out for our fight, because it might be fight of the night.”
The weigh-ins got started when Carlos Molina came out to Mariachi music, cele-brating his Mexican heritage, with Adrien Broner coming out to hip hop. Broner weighed in at 140, with Molina coming in at 138.5.
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In his post weigh-in interview, Broner was his usual flamboyant self saying, “I’m going to knock this mother **** out!”
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