It’s set up for the mega fight!Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have both weighed in the run-up to their duel (Sun., live on DAZN from 4:45 a. m. onwards) the exact limit for the middleweight.Weighing was done respectfully, but the participants nevertheless found marked words.
On Friday afternoon, the opponents weighed exactly 160 pounds (72.5 kg) on Friday afternoon (US local time) and thus exactly reached the limit of their weight class.9,000 fans were present at the race in Las Vegas to watch the fight.
There had been rumours before that the weight of Saul Canelo Alvarez could become a problem.The Mexican, who jumped from super welterweight to middleweight for the fight, allegedly started the preparation with a clear overweight.
If he had had too many kilos on his ribs when he was weighing, it wouldn’t have been a title fight.But Canelo wiped out the doubts when he weighed exactly 160 lbs.
“When I was born, the fear was already gone.I’ll show Golovkin who Canelo really is.I’m going to show my fans 100 percent as usual and give them a great fight,”said the 27-year-old and pushed a battle announcement towards “Triple G”, as Golovkin is also called, after:”I’ll knock you out!”.
The Kazakh responded with little enthusiasm:”See you tomorrow evening,” because it’s about the WBA and IBF middleweight titles.
The CEO of the promotion company Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, in the MGM Grand Garden arena, has joined the fans in a great fight:”We’re going to see a war,” said the former boxing world champion:”The two will fight with everything they have.I promise you will see ten hellish rounds.This is history.”