Lineal middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez and former world title holder Amir Khan tipped the scales outside the brand new T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas Nevada ahead of their 12-round championship Saturday night.
Both men hit the catch-weight mark at 155 pounds. Canelo looked ripped and cut as usual and ready to go. Khan on the other side looked fine at 155, not looking bloated or whatsoever moving up two weight classes above his last fight’s weight.
A photograph of Khan taken during the photo ops for the fight promo became an internet meme, which showed him bulking up way too much. But during the weigh-in Khan looked natural with added weight he put on. However it’s expected that during fight night Canelo would re-hydrate more that can could and will be the bigger stronger guy.
Khan, on the other hand, will be banking heavily on his speed and overall boxing ability to negate Canelo’s power.
Stay tuned. TBD will be running a live blog and brings you round by round action Saturday night.