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Old 09-18-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Here's the deal...as Told By Kevin Iole. Both had weight stipulations!!

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the contracted weight of 147 pounds for his HBO Pay-Per-View fight on Saturday with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

But when Mayweather weighed 146 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, he was forced to pay a six-figure penalty to Marquez for coming in at more than 144 pounds, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said.

Schaefer said the contract the fighters signed in May was for the bout to be at a limit of 147 pounds. But in that contract, each man agreed to a substantial penalty clause for every pound, or fraction thereof, more than 144.


Mayweather has fought at welterweight since 2005, but Marquez never has and only has fought three times at more than 130. He weighed

134 in a Dec. 9, 1996, bout against Rodrigo Valenzuela. He was 135 when he stopped Joel Casamayor on Sept. 13, 2008, and was 134 when he stopped Juan Diaz on Feb. 28.

On Friday, Marquez weighed 142.

There never was any question whether Marquez could make the weight. It has been more than four years since Mayweather weighed less than 146.

“There were no surprises,” Schaefer said. “The contract the fighters signed for the fight so many months ago called it a welterweight fight. But there was a stipulation that there would be a penalty for weighing over 144.

“Floyd’s team informed us today that he would not be able to make 144, and because of that, there was a substantial penalty. If he would have been 147, it would have been even bigger.”

Thus, Mayweather was in the odd position Friday of making the contracted weight but still paying a penalty.

If either man had weighed in excess of 147, he would have been required to sweat off the excess weight to reach 147 exactly. That is not normally the case unless a fight is for a championship, which Saturday’s fight is not.

Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, said there was no issue with the weight from a commission standpoint. Kizer said he went to Marquez’s locker room prior to the weigh-in and asked him if he was aware that Mayweather would weigh more than 144.

Kizer said Marquez told him he had no problem with it.

Mayweather also arrived at the MGM Grand about an hour later than the reporting time given to him by the commission.
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LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the contracted weight of 147 pounds for his HBO Pay-Per-View fight on Saturday with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

But when Mayweather weighed 146 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, he was forced to pay a six-figure penalty to Marquez for coming in at more than 144 pounds, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said.

Schaefer said the contract the fighters signed in May was for the bout to be at a limit of 147 pounds. But in that contract, each man agreed to a substantial penalty clause for every pound, or fraction thereof, more than 144.

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Mayweather has fought at welterweight since 2005, but Marquez never has and only has fought three times at more than 130. He weighed

134 in a Dec. 9, 1996, bout against Rodrigo Valenzuela. He was 135 when he stopped Joel Casamayor on Sept. 13, 2008, and was 134 when he stopped Juan Diaz on Feb. 28.

On Friday, Marquez weighed 142.

There never was any question whether Marquez could make the weight. It has been more than four years since Mayweather weighed less than 146.

“There were no surprises,” Schaefer said. “The contract the fighters signed for the fight so many months ago called it a welterweight fight. But there was a stipulation that there would be a penalty for weighing over 144.

“Floyd’s team informed us today that he would not be able to make 144, and because of that, there was a substantial penalty. If he would have been 147, it would have been even bigger.”

Thus, Mayweather was in the odd position Friday of making the contracted weight but still paying a penalty.

If either man had weighed in excess of 147, he would have been required to sweat off the excess weight to reach 147 exactly. That is not normally the case unless a fight is for a championship, which Saturday’s fight is not.

Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, said there was no issue with the weight from a commission standpoint. Kizer said he went to Marquez’s locker room prior to the weigh-in and asked him if he was aware that Mayweather would weigh more than 144.

Kizer said Marquez told him he had no problem with it.

Mayweather also arrived at the MGM Grand about an hour later than the reporting time given to him by the commission.
LOOKS LIKE THAT CLEARED IT UP.

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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LOOKS LIKE THAT CLEARED IT UP.

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It would seem that way...they gonna bitch tho
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what the **** is marquez supposed to do? say no i wont fight?.....marquez bust his ass to make his contract of 144......but mayweather can pick and choose which weight he wants to weigh-in at between 144-147?.....Its not right man....

he is already fighting a guy who has spent most of his carear at 126-130......why not make it atleast "appear" to be somewhat even?
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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what the **** is marquez supposed to do? say no i wont fight?.....marquez bust his ass to make his contract of 144......but mayweather can pick and choose which weight he wants to weigh-in at between 144-147?.....Its not right man....

he is already fighting a guy who has spent most of his carear at 126-130......why not make it atleast "appear" to be somewhat even?
Cry...you will feel much better.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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Wow everyone crying about Floyd being unprofessional, disrespecting the sport, and all the other ***** shit and shut the **** up now.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:58 PM   #7
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Cry...you will feel much better.
and you call yourself a fan supporting this behavior.....tsk tsk
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
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and you call yourself a fan supporting this behavior.....tsk tsk
Don't judge me
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #9
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wow! the floyd fans are really enjoying this. i don't know what they wan't to watch more, a good, somewhat fair boxing match, or a mismatch were they know that their boyfriend floyd has all the advantages? why not just watch floyd fight at WWE if they want this kind of set-up?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #10
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Don't judge me
i'm not, actions speak louder than words, and floyd exposed what type of "fighter" he is, one, that lacks integrity for the sport....

he has great skills, but damn
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what the **** is marquez supposed to do? say no i wont fight?.....marquez bust his ass to make his contract of 144......but mayweather can pick and choose which weight he wants to weigh-in at between 144-147?.....Its not right man....

he is already fighting a guy who has spent most of his carear at 126-130......why not make it atleast "appear" to be somewhat even?
The contract said anything over 144 and you will be penalized by each pound. Marquez knew this. Whether Mayweather came in over is his choice. He pays the penalty.

If Marquez didnt like the stipulation it shouldn't haven been signed.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:04 PM   #12
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The bottom line is that Floyd could weigh in at 147 if he wanted as that was in the contract but he would have to give up some $$$$$$$. This is no different to what Sugar Ray Leonard did in getting Donny LaLonde to weigh-in at a 168 limit for a light heavyweight title fight.
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Marquez could have come in at 146 too...
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what the **** is marquez supposed to do? say no i wont fight?.....marquez bust his ass to make his contract of 144......but mayweather can pick and choose which weight he wants to weigh-in at between 144-147?.....Its not right man....

he is already fighting a guy who has spent most of his carear at 126-130......why not make it atleast "appear" to be somewhat even?
Jeff, you're ****ing delusional bro.

He didn't have to bust his ass to make 142, are you ****ing kidding me?
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So I guess, legally, Floyd did nothing wrong.

But why does it still feel like people were played for chumps by allowing everyone (the media, the fans) to believe that the fight was supposed to be @144?
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