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The official weigh-ins for “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with promoter Oscar de la Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday afternoon, and Las Vegas Sun photographer Steve Marcus and contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was on duty for the tense and drama-filled spectacle.
Donoghue reports that Las Vegas resident Mayweather Jr., who will serve a nearly 90-day prison sentence shortly after the fight for domestic battery, and Puerto Rico’s Cotto had to be pulled apart, as things got a little testy between the two super-welterweight boxers at the weigh-in.
The athletes face off tonight, with celebrities in attendance and hosting after-fight parties on the Strip. Thanks to Richard Corey for his video of the weigh-ins at MGM Grand Garden Arena posted on YouTube.
We’ll leave the boxing reporting and analysis to the experts, so check out the Las Vegas Sun Sports section on all things Mayweather vs. Cotto and Mosley vs. Alvarez tonight led by Taylor Bern, and follow Bern @taylorbern and Senior Editor John Katsilometes @johnnykats on Twitter for live reports.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and arts and entertainment editor of LasVegasSun.com.
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