Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weigh in at 160lbs

  • Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both weighed-in at 160lbs ahead of fight
  • Canelo put rumours he wouldn’t make weight to bed by coming in on the limit
  • The Mexican fighter said to Golovkin ‘I’m going to knock you out’ in the stare-off

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales exactly on the middleweight limit of 160 lbs in front of 9,000 fans ahead of their huge fight on in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Canelo defied doubts about whether he might struggle to make the weight but he looked heftier than multiple world middleweight champion.

He said to Govolkin: ‘I’m going to knock you out.’ Golovkin replied: ‘see you tomorrow night.’

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weighed in on the middleweight limit of 160lbs

But it was a mutually respectful weigh in and stare down’

As they nodded to each other Canelo added: ‘Tomorrow all our words go out the window. ‘

Canelo, who usually bulks up by about 20lbs after the weigh-in, will forfeit his right to claim the IBF title with a win if he is over 170 lbs at their second weight check 11 hours before the fight He has already refused to accept the WBC belt following a long running dispute with that organisation Canelo’ s army of thousands of Mexican fans were raising the roof of the MGM Grand Garden Arena for more than two hours before their latest boxing idol came to the stage.

Mariachi bands cranked up the atmosphere, which exploded when he arrived on stage.

Golovkin was noisily jeered and whistled and will be facing a wall of hostile sound in the T-Mobile Arena come fight time.

The atmosphere grew with the screening of a reel of their knock outs Canelo said: ‘this is my night. Viva Mexico.’ 

Nicola Adams hit the scales on the 115 lbs super flyweight limit for her US debut on the Canelo v Golovkin undercard. 

Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist and former world amateur champion said: ‘Im so excited to be boxing in Las Vegas on such a huge night,’ of her third professional fight – against Hungary’s Alexandra Vlajk, who weighed half a pound lighter. 

Adams added: ‘A win here should take me step closer to my dream of a wold title’ 

Alvarez v Golovkin will be televised live on BoxNation Box Office this Saturday night.