Just a few moments ago we saw the official weigh in for tomorrow's mega-fight between Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38) and unbeaten Mexican Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26). The bout will see the WBO, WBA "Super" and WBC Welterweight titles all being unified and the winner we be widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on planet and the fighter of their era.
The first man to hit the scales was Pacquiao who weighed in at 145lbs, well inside the Welterweight limit. It's thought that he's come in so low as he's wanting remain explosive and fast for the contest. Mayweather then followed weighing in at 146lbs, again well inside the limit.
Of the two men Mayweather looked to be the man in the better shape, though both looked in fantastic condition.
Following the weigh in the men stared down for the media with Mayweather looking notably taller though neither seemed to be that interested in tying to psyche the other man out, in fact Pacquiao seemed to be close to laughter, as he often is at a staredown.
Following the weigh in both men were interviewed. Mayweather effectively said that he wanted to thank his father and that he had dedicated himself to the sport for 20 years. When quizzed on whether or not he thought Pacquiao would do something reckless he Mayweather seemed to hint that he was ready for anything but wasn't going to predict something like that,
Pacquiao on the other hand thanks Mayweather for helping making the fight happen. He then said the fans deserved the fight. When questioned on whether or not it mattered that Mayweather was naturally bigger Pacquiao said it didn't matter, and rolled off the names of other bigger men that he had beate, such as Oscar De La Hoya and Antonio Margarito.
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