Both men hit the scale this afternoon and there’s no problem in the first try on the scale as they came in below the light heavyweight limit. Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KO’s) came in first and registered the scale at 174.5 lbs. He’s looking cut and trim as usual. Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) came in next and tipped the scale and registered one pound less than Kovalev at 173.5 lbs.
During the face-off, Hopkins was so intense. He’s damn serious while Kovalev smiled and not able to look straight towards Hopkins. After the face-off, Hopkins wears a Joe Frazier T-shirt, honoring another great Philly boxer who looks fit and ready to rumble.
On Saturday night, Hopkins and Kovalev battles for the light heavyweight division on HBO main event.
For the co-featured fight, undefeated prospect Sadam Ali (20-0, 12 KO’s) came in at 146 lbs and Luis Carlos Abrigu (36-1, 29 KO’s) weighted in at 146.5 lbs.