Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived at T-Mobile Arena so serene and ready to go for his fight against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night.
Canelo, (49-1-2, 34 KOs) stepped into the scales and weighed in at 159.4 lbs. The crowd in the full-packed arena were ecstatic to see their fighter posing for the cameras. Canelo looks strong, relaxed and in tip-top shape. There’s no indication that he struggled to get the weight. Although there’s a clip circulated online showing Canelo fell down after the weigh-in. Well, to me, it seemed someone pranked Canelo and took the chair from him.
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Golovkin came into to the scales first and weighed in at 159.6 lbs. As usual, Golovkin looks trim, strong and ready to go.
So here we go, the fighters are ready for Saturday night’s middleweight championship. Boxing fans around the world were excited about the fight. This will be the 13th round. A rubber match of their controversial fight that resulted in a draw.
I think both fighters wanted to win convincingly this time. GGG expressed he doesn’t want the judges to write their verdicts on the scorecards. He’s going out for the knockout tonight. Well, fight fans we’ll gonna find out tonight. Stay tuned.
Below were the full card official weights:
- Jaime Munguia, 154 lbs vs Brandon Cook, 153.2 lbs – Junior Middleweight title.
- David Lemieux, 160 lbs. vs Gary O’Sullivan, 159.2 lbs – Middleweight title eliminator.
- Roman Gonzalez, 114.8 lbs vs Moises Fuentes 116 lbs – Bantamweight, 10 rounds.
- Virgil Ortiz Jr., 139.6 lbs vs Roberto Ortiz, 148 lbs – Super Lightweights, 10 rounds.
- Alexis Rocha, 148.4 lbs vs Carlos Ortiz, 148 lbs – Super Welterweights, 8 rounds.
- Jaba Khosistashvili, 166.6 lbs vs Lawrence King, 168.4 lbs – Light Heavyweight, 6 rounds.
- Brian Ceballo, 146.5 lbs vs David Thomas, 146 lbs – Welterweights, 6 rounds.