Mayweather 150.3 lbs, Canelo 166.8 for 30-day weigh-in
By Dan Ambrose: Both Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) successfully made weight on Wednesday as part of their 30-day weigh-in required by the World Boxing Council for their September 14th fight. The allowable weight was 169 lbs., and Mayweather Jr. easily made that weight at 150.3 lbs., according to Fightnews.com.
Canelo, 23, came in a lot closer at 166.8 lbs., and judging by the photo, I’m wondering whether Canelo had to dehydrate to make that weight limit, because he looked thin for him. So for the rumor that Canelo had come into camp weighing 165. If that was the case, Canelo would be losing weight, not gaining weight.
You can round Canelo’s number off to 167 lbs., and that’s pretty much 170 lb. fighter. With only 1 month to go before the fight, I doubt that Canelo will lose any of the 167 lbs., if that is his accurate weight. Making the 169 pound weight limit was a pretty important thing, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Canelo had to dehydrate just to make that weight.
What this weigh-in means, if the two fighters’ weights stay at this level, Mayweather Jr. won’t have to do a thing to make the 152 lb. catch-weight for their fight next month. But Canelo will have to lose 14.8 [15 pounds] to make the limit, and that’s if the 166.8 lbs. was his true weight yesterday.
If Canelo dehydrate to make the 169 lb. limit, then he could very well be over 170 lbs. like he was for his last fight against Austin Trout in April of last year. Canelo came in at 172 lbs. for the fight after weighing in at 153 lbs. on the Friday before the fight. That’s a 19 lb. difference. Canelo put a ton of weight, and I haven’t seen anything like that since Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The questions you have to ask is whether Canelo will be effected by having to take off a lot of weight through dehydration, and whether Mayweather Jr. will have a hard time fighting a guy that is close to or ever 170 lbs. We’ll find out the answer to that question on September 14th.