By: Mike Sloan in Las Vegas: The hard part is over for Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather; they both made weight and can now rehydrate and/or feast on whatever food they can without crippling their gameplan. In front of thousands of fans and media inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, both of the main event combatants stepped onto the scales effortlessly and made the fight official.
Mayweather tipped the scales at a lean 151 pounds, flexed to the crowd and mouthed out about him being the greatest, etc. Cotto, relaxed and somber, hit the scale and peaked at 154, the light middleweight limit. After what has been a rather quiet press junket, Mayweather got in Cotto’s face and trash talked a little bit, but it wasn’t as severe as some of Floyd’s previous staredowns.
Before them, co-main event fighters Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and opponent “Sugar” Shane Mosley weighed in at 154, though Mosley originally hit 154.5.
The rest of the card:
Jessie Vargas (146) vs. Steve Forbes (146.5)
DeAndre Latimore (154.5) vs. Carlos Quintana (154)
Antonio Orozco (142) vs. Dillet Frederick (140)
Keith Thurman (149) vs. Brandon Hoskins (149)
Omar Figueroa (139) vs. Robbie Cannon (138)
Braulio Santos (126.5) vs. Juan Sandoval (125)
May 4, 2012