Floyd Mayweather nearing his fighting weight three weeks before showdown with Manny Pacquiao

WITH three weeks to go before the megafight with Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather has almost reached his welterweight limit. 

According to the Daily Mail, Floyd Mayweather weighed 150.5 lbs. during the WBC’s mandatory weight check 30 days before a world title fight.

The boxers are required to weigh no more than 10 percent in excess of the 147 lb welter limit.

Also covered by the same 30-day stipulation is Pacquiao. The checks are meant to prevent boxers draining off too much poundage at the last minute, which increases the risk of brain damage through fluid loss.

Both fighters will weigh-in again seven days before the fight, when they must be within five percent of the welterweight limit.  

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