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Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo credit: philstar.com)
Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo credit: philstar.com)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In boxing, a weight class is a standardized weight range for boxers. The lower limit of a weight class is equal to the upper weight limit of the class below it. A boxing match is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each boxer’s weight must not exceed the upper limit.

For the welterweight class, under which the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is scheduled for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the upper weight limit is 147 lbs. or 66.7 kilograms (the lower limit is 140 lbs which is the upper limit for the super lightweight class).

Manny Pacquiao has been training so hard and eating so healthy that his weight going into tomorrow’s fight night was down to 143 pounds. While that does not disqualify Pacquiao under the welterweight rules, there are rumors that his opponent, Floyd Mayweather may exceed the upper limit of 147 pounds.

Mayweather has been very confident he would easily defeat the Filipino boxer that he has been training very lightly while binge-eating and drinking in exclusive restaurants in Las Vegas.Sources close to the American boxer have been heard as saying that as of last private weigh-in, he had registered 159 pounds.

While Manny’s coach Freddie Roach is worried that his protégé would be at a great disadvantage if he weighed close to the lower limit under the welterweight class, Floyd’s uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather is losing sleep over the possibility that his nephew will be disqualified for being overweight.

It all boils down to the official weigh-in which is just hours away! The magic numbers to watch for are 140 to 147.

UPDATE!!!  The official weigh-in has just concluded! Mayweather weighed in a 146 lbs. and Pacquiao at 145 lbs.  Tuloy ang laban!  (The fight is on!)



Photo: The Adobo Chronicles
Photo: The Adobo Chronicles

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (The Adobo Chronicles) – In most other places around the world, boxing fans will have to pay a lot of money to watch the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, in a sports bar or through Pay-Per-View on May 2nd (May 3rd in the Philippines).

Not the Filipinos. They get to watch the boxing fight live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on their television sets for free. Most Philippine television networks will broadcast the fight in real time.

But what if you are watching the second or third round of the fight and the power goes out?

That’s exactly what energy officials of the province of Palawan and other areas in the archipelago are afraid of.

Rante Ramos, the board secretary of Palawan Electric Cooperative, is asking residents of his island province to save power during the fight between Philippines native Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.”Truth is, come May 3, Palawan grid will still be 2-megawatt short of power supply,” Ramos said in a Facebook post.

“But collectively we can do something,” Ramos said, urging people to unplug as many appliances as they can. “If only 15,000 households would switch off their refrigerators, then the 2-megawatt power deficit is gone. Everybody could have the chance to watch live the fight of the century.”

That means Filipinos will have to drink their San Miguel beer warm as opposed to chilled. (Ice plants have also been asked to suspend their operation on fight day.)

Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, has been suffering daily power outages lasting two to three hours, according to Agence France-Presse. Similar outages are a regular occurence in other parts of the country.

Have warm San Mig or San Mig Light? Will watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. Live.




(Screen grab : mirror.com
(Screen grab : mirror.com)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The new welterweight boxing champion of the world is …

We will have to wait till the conclusion of the May 2nd fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The world awaits the outcome of what is being billed ‘The Fight of the Century.’ If no one is knocked out, or if the referee  Kenny Bayless doesn’t stop the fight, the final decision rests with the judges, the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman. All of these men have years of experience in some of the biggest fights boxing has ever seen.

Pacquiao remains the underdog, with experts and bettors setting the odds at 8-2 in favor of Mayweather.

But the only thing that’s certain this far is that the prize money — now estimated at $300 Million will be split 60-40, again in favor of Mayweather.

Our boxing experts at The Adobo Chronicles have just released their round-by-round prediction  of how both fighters will fare (and how the judges will vote) come Saturday night:

Round 1 :  2-1 (Pacquiao)

Round 2:  3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 3: 3-0 (Pacquiao)

Round 4: 2-1 (Mayweather)

Round 5: 3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 6: Mayweather is knocked down; 3-0 (Pacquiao)

Round 7: 2-1 (Pacquiao)

Round 8: Pacquiao is knocked down ; 3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 9: 2-1 (Mayweather)

Round 10: 3-0 (Pacquiao); both fighters seem to be having impaired vision because of face injuries

Round 11: 2-1 (Mayweather); both fighters are very groggy

Round 12 (15 seconds before the bell) Referee Bayless stops the fight

Judges’ Announcement: It’s a draw!

In the Green Room, the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps sign an agreement for a re-match in October at the Philippine Arena just north of Manila,  with the money to be split 50-50.