Now this is a weigh-in. Fans began lining up at midnight Thursday to get in to watch Friday’s weigh-ins for Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. The MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas was packed full of over 12,000 fans, not yet even for the fight — just for the weigh-ins. If it was this electric for the weigh-ins, just imagine what the fight is going to be like.
Tonight’s the big night. But before the fight, get caught up on Showtime’s All Access show as Floyd Mayweather (44-0) and Saul Alvarez (42-0-1) aka “El Canelo” prepare to duke it out for Canelo’s WBC and Ring Light Middleweight Titles. Then join us tonight here on ProMMAnow.com as we provide LIVE round by round play by play updates on all the action.
With no major MMA events taking place this weekend in the U.S., fight fans can tune in to boxing and watch as the undefeated 36-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather (43-0) puts his WBC welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old WBC interim welterweight champ Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (18-1) Saturday night, May 4, on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been nominated for a 2012 ESPY Award in the category of “Best Fighter”. Jon will be joined in the category of Best Fighter by UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and current WBA and WBC Middleweight champion Andre Ward.
The boxing world went up in flames last night as 28-year-old Timothy Bradley was awarded a split decision victory and took the WBO welterweight title from the pride of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum shares his thoughts on the fight and Floyd Mayweather Sr. talks about how the fight could impact a possible future match-up with his son Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Miguel Cotto this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight Championship Title is on the line.