Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both make the 160-pound middleweight limit during the official weigh-in on Friday (US time). Both weighed 160 pounds when they hit the scales for their anticipated middleweight championship fight on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
GGG (37-0, 33KOs) came in first onto the scales wearing the usual smile. He looked strong and ready to go. He’s been fighting in the middleweight division since his professional boxing debut in 2006. There’s no sign that he outgrows the division as he has no problem making the required division limit.
Canelo (49-1-1, 34KOs) came next and registered the same as GGG, 160 pounds. He looked muscular, strong and also ready to go. While in the junior middleweight division Canelo showed signs that he outgrown the division he dominated since 2010.
At the stare-off, the height advantage of GGG is obvious. Well, more on this advantage/disadvantage subject if I have the time to write the preview of this fight.
Meanwhile, many had said that if May-Mac was a show, but Canelo-GGG is a fight! I agree 101 percent. I’m excited already.
Día de Muertos! Happy Mexican Independence Day.