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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Official weights Canelo vs Chavez Jr.

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. both registered at 164 pounds during Friday's official weigh-in for their anticipated 12-round super middleweight fight on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, and can be seen live on HBO Pay-Per-View. The fight was agreed at a catch-weight of 164.5 pounds. It was stipulated in the contract that every pound over the agreed weight, has to pay a penalty equivalent to $ 1M.

Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) looked perfectly comfortable at the weight he is at during the weigh-in. He's looking strong and ready to go for tonight's fight. Canelo had never weighed more than 154 pounds in any of his past bouts. Although it is very obvious that he's gone bigger and definitely has outgrown the junior middleweight limit. We'll he still can make the 154-pound limit, but for sure not with ease. Everybody is calling him to move up in weight as the big names were in the middleweight division.

Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs), we all know that he walks around more than 175 pounds because he used to balloon in between fights. His last bout was against Dominik Britsch, he weighed in at 168 pounds, and few fights earlier, he weighted at the light heavyweight territory. So, surprisingly Junior came in under the agreed catchweight. But of course, he doesn't look comfortable. I mean, he looks so drained. Although I notice that his lips were not looking pale -- it was so red actually -- that I thought he was wearing lipsticks. Naaa... the fans that were there during the weigh-in can confirm, that's just my observation.

Anyway, the fighters came in at the desired weight and so... we have a fight on Saturday night.

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