Originally Posted by bballchump11
Marquez was coming up from 135. Pacquiao had just fought at 147 the fight before. Matter fact they wanted Mosley at 143 because he was too "good" so I guess it's the same concept with Floyd
DLH was a fight Pac couldn't pass up and he weighed only 142. His next fight against Hatton he was 138, very much still closer to a lightweight than a welterweight. They were still testing the waters at welter. It's not uncommon for smaller fighters going up in weight to seek to level the playing field against bigger opponents, especially if you were in Pac's position being the money man. After Cotto, Pac's fought at or above the welter limit, and Mosley will be at 147-150 too.