SAN DIEGO, September 12, 2013 – With the opening bell a little over 24 hours away, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will step on the scales this afternoon in Las Vegas at their official weigh-in.
Showtime will televise Friday’s weigh-in for all the fighters in the lineup for “The One” event 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.
The weigh-in has slightly more interest than usual. Despite talk of who demanded it, Mayweather and Alvarez agreed to a catch weight for this fight of 152 pounds. Mayweather should make it with ease; Alvarez should also make it but he’s had to work harder for it. But with so much riding on this fight, 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.
Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse will also hit the scales for their junior welterweight contest, with a weight limit of 140 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. Alvarez, the weigh-ins are public events and fans are invited. For the first time, the entire MGM Grand Arena with a capacity of 20,000 will be open for fans starting at 12 noon. The attendance could break a record for a weigh-in. For Mayweather’s last public weigh-in with Robert Guerrero in May, 5,000 fans showed up, waiting for hours in line for a good seat.
Not so many years ago, weigh-ins were not hyped public events. Now they are a show unto themselves.
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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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