There's no denying the weight and intensity behind the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley bout, set for Saturday night in Las Vegas, but on Friday at the weigh-ins, the two fighters were all smiles.
Pacquiao, who was highly favored by the crowd, weighed in at 2 pounds lighter than Mosley at the event held at the MGM Grand Hotel's Garden Arena. Nearly 6,500 fans showed up for the weigh-in for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, according to Reuters.
Mosley weighed in at 147 pounds at the event, while Pacquiao tipped the scale at 145 pounds.
The Filipino congressman may be the 6-1 favorite to win the fight, but he's not expecting an easy matchup with Mosley.
"I believe that Shane Mosley is a strong fighter, a good fighter," Pacquaio said. "He has trained hard for this fight so I have to train hard and focus on this fight."
And even though most of the crowd was cheering for his opponent, Mosley was thrilled by the masses of fans, and says he's looking forward to the fight.
"I am just so excited to be in this fight," Mosley said. "The whole world is watching. It should be great."
The welterweight title fight is set for Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EST
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