Looking in tremendous shape, Oscar De La Hoya has weighed in at 154 pounds on the ‘nose’ with weight jumping rival Floyd Mayweather opting to maintain speed at a more natural 150 pounds. Both men looked cut and well prepared for the richest fight in boxing history. Whether Oscar will now rehydrate and fight at more like 160+ remains to be seen. Mayweather will not weigh more than a good dinner heavier than 150 having elected not to bulk up unneccessarily.
The tension is palpable even across the Atlantic. In the latest head to head photograph the tangible difference in the two men’s height and frame was more evident than ever. Mayweather, despite his speed, has a huge task ahead of him here. I’m moving back to Oscar as the victor. But there are hours to go yet, I may yet revert back to Floyd.