Lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) surprisingly weighed in even below the junior middleweight limit. He only weighed 153.5 lbs., which is .5 lbs. under the junior middleweight limit during their official weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, North Convention Center – Islander Ballroom on Friday afternoon.
Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) tipped the scales spot on the contracted catch weight limit at 155 lbs.
Canelo has the clear advantage in size for this match-up. The catch weight at 155, I think will play to his advantage in my opinion, because Canelo seemed struggles to make 154 lately. He tend to tire in late rounds of his previous fights at 154. An indication he might outgrew his division. One pound could really make the difference here. At 155, it made him not that much drained during the training but not too heavy to make him sluggish and slow. But he should not over re-hydrate.