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#TheMoment Weights: Mayweather 146, Maidana 146.5

By Jake Donovan

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana both easily made weight for their anticipated World welterweight championship showdown Saturday evening at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The defending champion, Mayweather came in at 146 lb. Maidana hit the scales at 146.5 lb.

The bout - which headlines on Showtime Pay-Per-View (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. local time) marks the first ring appearance for both fighters, who enjoyed banner campaigns in 2013. Mayweather was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America as the 2013 Fighter of the Year, for his convincing wins over Robert Guerrero and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The latter served as the most lucrative pay-per-view event in boxing history. 

Maidana scored one of the most talked-about wins of 2013 with his major upset of Adrien Broner last December. The Argentine tough guy dropped Broner early and battered him throughout in becoming the first to defeat the brash former three-division titlist.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena was open in its entirety for the weigh-in, just the second time the venue has done so, as such events usually take place with half of the arena curtained off. The only other occasion when the full arena was open to the public came last September, when Mayweather and Alvarez brought massive amounts of fans to the desert strip. 

UNDERCARD

Amir Khan and Luis Collazo square off in the evening's chief support. The victor is believed to be a viable candidate to face the winner of the main event. 

Both fighters came in right at the welterweight limit of 147 lb. 

Khan was believed to have been the front runner to face Mayweather for this fight, under that impression for most of the second half of 2013. The Brit even passed on a proposed welterweight title fight versus then-titlist Devon Alexander to not risk injury. 

However, Maidana's win over Broner created a much bigger buzz and carried greater momentum, leaving Khan out in the cold. 

Collazo re-entered the welterweight contender picture with a shocking 2nd round knockout of Victor Ortiz this past January. 

Speaking of Broner, the Cincinnati native appears on the televised undercard in support of 'big brother' Mayweather, as he faces California's Carlos Molina. 

The bout marks Broner's debut in the 140 lb. division, having leapfrogged from lightweight to welterweight before deciding to drop back down. Broner came in at the 140 lb. limit, while Molina - not to be confused with the jailed 154 lb. titlist - weighed 138.5 lb. 

Opening the telecast, J'Leon Love and Marco Periban collide in a super middleweight affair. Both fighters came in the 168 lb. divisional limit. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by shenmue on 05-02-2014

Floyd fans better be ready to watch Floyd bloodied up, hurt, dropped and defeated.

Comment by Wyvceo on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=SugaROIDS;14494592]Floyd Conditioning is a ****tail of PEDS, this dude is on PED, 38 years old and look SO SO RIPPED[/QUOTE] Must be a PAC hater like Bernard said and i have said and anyone with common sense...this dude was ordinary…

Comment by Wyvceo on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=Mayweatherducks;14494665]Tell fraud Gayweather not to duck his mandatory Keith 1x Thurman when he beats his hand picked opponent tomorrow. We all know Gayweather will vacate his title and not face Thurman the ko artist.[/QUOTE] These hating killing me if thats…

Comment by Nomadic on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=Mayweatherducks;14494665]Tell fraud Gayweather not to duck his mandatory Keith 1x Thurman when he beats his hand picked opponent tomorrow. We all know Gayweather will vacate his title and not face Thurman the ko artist.[/QUOTE] Thurman would get treated like another…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-02-2014

HARD WORK & MEDICATION!!! Gets Floyd in that condition. Al Haymon gets him the best stuff. They test the other stuff on his TMT fighters that why some of them get caught.

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