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Margarito-Mosley weigh-in has some drama

January 23, 2009 |  8:25 pm

Antonio Margarito, left, and Shane Mosley pose following the weigh-in.

Today's weigh-in for Saturday night's Antonio Margarito-Shane Mosley world welterweight title fight was a bit more dramatic than expected.

Mosley bounced off the scale when it hit the limit 147 pounds and was ordered back on by a California State Athletic Commission board member, then weighed in at 147.2 pounds.

He had two hours to trim the scant ounces, while champion Margarito weighed in at 145.8 pounds.

Mosley needed less than 10 minutes, weighing at a perfect 147.0. Knowing our readers demand complete information, I asked him how he shed the weight and he glanced at me impatiently.

"Used the restroom," he said.

-- Lance Pugmire

Photo: Antonio Margarito, left, and Shane Mosley pose after the weigh-in. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press