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Floyd Mayweather: I'm ok at 154 pounds

Boxer Floyd Mayweather participates in a news conference.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather participates in a news conference. (Feb. 28, 2012) (Credit: AP)

If anyone has any questions regarding Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ability to fight at 154 pounds, think again.

Mayweather’s May 5 bout against Miguel Cotto will be at 154 pounds. But it’s not the first time Mayweather has fought at junior middleweight. Mayweather won a majority decision against Oscar de la Hoya in 2007 at the same weight.

Cotto, who fought much of his career at junior welterweight and welterweight, made the jump to 154 pounds for his fight against Yuri Foreman in June, 2010 and has since thrived. That won’t be a problem, according to Mayweather.

Said Mayweather: "My body feels great. I always fight around the weight I carry when I am not fighting. Now I can just work harder to feel stronger and more comfortable at 154 pounds. I haven't had to adjust that much because my body has always just kind of found its comfort zone and that's where I fight. I have been given a special gift with my weight. I have never had to worry about it other than to get in the best shape possible for all of my fights."

Mayweather (42-0) also talked about his respect for Cotto (37-2).

“It feels good to be fighting again," said Mayweather. "I am getting great work from my sparring partners and the energy in the gym is perfect for training hard every day. I am aware of Miguel Cotto's record and
success. I am not taking him lightly. I am working hard to get ready for the fight on May 5."

Mayweather scored a fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz last September.
 

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