The official weigh in event for the WBA super welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto is set to go down today (May 4, 2012) at 6 p.m. ET LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania.com, which will be your combat sports home for the blockbuster showdown that takes place tomorrow night (Sat., May 5, 2012) in “Sin City” will deliver live Mayweather vs. Cotto weigh in results, as well as those for the rest of the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) boxing under card below.
In addition, we have the Mayweather vs. Cotto weigh in streaming video below, which means that you can watch all the scale-tipping festivities at MMAmania.com in the extended entry.
Please join us here for a live video stream of the official weigh-ins, which go down at.
Similar to the UFC on FOX main card, there will be four fights shown on the HBO broadcast, making this a pretty tidy affair. The weigh-ins will go in reverse bout order, so we’ll see the two headliners stepping on the scale first, followed by the rest of the fighters on the card.
Check out complete “Mayweather vs. Cotto” weigh in results (and live video stream) after the jump:
Super Welterweight Championship bout (154 pound limit) : Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Miguel Cotto
Super Welterweight Championship bout (154 pound limit): Saul Alvarez vs Shane Mosley
Light Welterweight bout (140 pound limit): Jessie Vargas vs Steve Forbes
Super Welterweight bout (154 pound limit): Deandre Latimore vs Carlos Quintana
The televised portion of the card features a pretty interesting bout between up and coming Saul Alvarez and grizzled veteran Shane Mosley.
At 21 years of age, undefeated and already having fought 40 professional fights, Alvarez is quickly turning himself into a potential challenger for Mayweather down the line and some in boxing circles believe that this bout with Mosley is intended to showcase him for this exact reason. That doesn’t mean that you should write off Mosley though. He is a wise and crafty veteran, and he’s fought a ton of big fights. He could be a little long in the tooth to take Alvarez out, but he certainly has the ability to win this fight.
The other two fights on the TV card feature Jessie Vargas vs Steve Forbes in a match at the light welterweight limit of 140 pounds and Deandre Latimore facing off against Carlos Quintana.
These fights bare some similarities to the Alvarez/Mosley battle:
Vargas (22) is a young and rising undefeated fighter, while Forbes is a former champion whose best days are far behind him. Alvarez is signed to Mayweather promotions so this fight is clearly set to show off the young fighter.
Meanwhile, Latimore is also signed up with Mayweather promotions and he is trained by Jeff Mayweather, brother to Floyd Sr. and Roger. At 26, Latimore is not exactly a young prospect anymore, but he still has 9 years on Quintana, whose claim to fame is his brief title reign at welterweight in 2008 after defeating Paul Williams.
I’ll be checking back in around 5:30 ET and will update the post with the results of the weigh-ins as they happen. While you are waiting for the stream to go live, check out this quick recap video that HBO released yesterday of the final pre-fight press conference:
Last, but certainly not least, a few hours after the weigh-ins, we will get the fourth and final episode of HBO’s “24/7″ Mayweather vs Cotto hype machine. And, of course, we’ll have a video of that up as soon as it hits the web. If you haven’t seen the first three episodes, check them out: