SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2013 – With the opening bell a little over 24 hours away, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero will tip the scales this afternoon in Las Vegas at the official weigh-in.
Showtime will televise Friday’s weigh-in for all the fighters on the May Day event card live starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. Pacific.
The weigh-in will also be shown live online on Showtime’s website via Ustream at http://sports.sho.com/live You do not need to be a Showtime subscriber to view the online video.
Fair warning: if you’re watching at work, keep the volume down. Same warning if the kids are around. The language could get a little raw; more on that shortly.
Mayweather is expected to make the 147 pound weight limit with ease; Guerrero may need to work a little harder. Both men know what needs to be done and as professional athletes with a big pay day looming there is little chance either will fail on the scale
Daniel Ponce de Leon and Abner Mares will also hit the scales for their featherweight contest, with a weight limit of 126 pounds, along with Leo Santa Cruz and Alexander Munoz in a junior featherweight matchup at 122 pounds.
Not so many years ago, weigh-ins were not hyped public events. Now they are a show unto themselves. For big bouts like Mayweather vs. Guerrero, the weigh-ins are public events and fans are invited. Recent weigh-ins for big name fighters can draw crowds of 5,000 or more. Shortly after 12 noon, announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. posted a photo showing a huge line of fans waiting to get in.
Not so many years ago, weigh-ins were not hyped public events. Now they are a show unto themselves.
While most weigh-ins are routine affairs, occasionally there is some real news or telling interaction between the fighters and their camps. After Wednesday’s final presser got heated between trainer Ruben Guerrero and the Floyd Mayweather camp, anything could happen today, especially with excited fans present hoping to see some fireworks.
The May Day weigh-in takes place for all the fighters at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. General admission tickets are free to fans and the place should be packed. The doors open at 1 p.m. Pacific Time if you can still make it.
Be sure to join our Communities live chat for the May Day event, starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. We will be reporting from the most exclusive viewing party in Southern California, among a partisan Robert Guerrero crowd. The boxing theater will be rocking and so will the conversation. Don’t miss it; sign up for the Communities newsletter and you’ll be set.
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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +
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