Conor McGregor made the most of his final opportunity to try and rattle opponent Floyd Mayweather at yesterday’s weigh-in at the T-Mobile arena. McGregor weighed in at an impressive 153lbs, 1lb shy of the fight’s 154lb limit, whereas Mayweather came in at a lean 149.5lbs.
Prior to the weigh-in, Mayweather suggested that McGregor may have to face a large fine, for being well overweight; however, McGregor was quick to silence his opponent, stating: “I make weight. It’s about sacrifices, dedication, it’s focus and I make it.”
McGregor went on to suggest that Mayweather was in the ‘worst shape’ he’d ever seen him in, and ‘looked out of shape’.
Mayweather’s heaviest ever weight came prior to his fight with Miguel Cotto, where he maxed 151lbs. The five-division champion said after the weigh-in: “Weight doesn’t win fights!”, but does he have a point?
Back in 2007, Mayweather was 4lbs under the optimum weight limit before he took on Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, yet ultimately, the Mexican’s extra weight made little difference in the fight. Mayweather eventually won by split decision.
Neither Mayweather nor McGregor believe the fight will go the distance, but if it does, will the lighter boxer have the advantage? Fortunately we won’t have to wait long to find out.