"They won't let Margarito put no weight on" - Roger Mayweather
Percy Crawford's interpretation of that quote was that there may be a clause in the contract that prohibits Marg from gaining too much weight between the weigh in and the fight. Is that even remotely possible? If it is, then I think it should absolutely be legally required for it to be disclosed to the betting public (or anyone who pays for this thing).
Roger is obviously a loose canon, but at the same time I'd like to know if there has EVER been such a contract anywhere in boxing. If so, and if there is one in this fight, then this whole thing just stinks. It's enough of a disadvantage for Marg to be coming in at 150 in the first place. I am, of course, taking this with a grain of salt because Roger also suggested that DLH would have signed a similar contract - obviously there's no chance that DLH would EVER EVER EVER sign something so stupid.
I'm on the edge of putting some more money on Marg by stoppage in the late rounds (+3000 per round in rounds 9-12). But if there really is a clause like that then Pac won't need steroids. I can't think of another sport where there could possibly be a concern about things like this.
And the fact that Roach is gloating about the 8th title this represents when there's a catchweight is almost sad.