Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/30/14

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 16: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears during the final news conference for his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino September 16, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Listen to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s people and Canelo Alvarez wanted to fight their man so badly he offered to drop a few pounds to get him to sign on the dotted line. Listen to the Alvarez camp and Mayweather wanted the fight at an even lower weight that Alvarez would have to starve himself to make. ''The truth,'' promoter Richard Schaefer says, ''lies somewhere in the middle.'' Weight is always a big deal in fights, and it is center stage again in one of the biggest fights in recent years. Saturday night's megafight is officially for a version of the 154-pound title held by Alvarez, but will be fought at a catch weight of 152 pounds that will be harder for Alvarez to make than it is for Mayweather. ''They're the ones who said they would fight at a lower weight,'' said Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager. ''We can't help it Alvarez has idiots for managers, but we're going to take every advantage they give us.'' Alvarez is a full-fledged junior middleweight and has been for more...

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