On Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin go head-to-head at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the best boxing match of the year.
Alvarez and Golovkin are indisputably the two best active boxers in the sport today and their highly-anticipated bout has boxing fans on the edge of their seats. After a circus like Mayweather-McGregor, a high-level boxing match has only added to the excitement.
Saturday night’s fight will be for Alvarez’s The Ring middleweight title, while Golovkin will also defend his WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight championships.
On Friday, before their bout could become official, the two men hit the scales to see if they would hit their contracted weights.
When it was all said and done, the fight became official with both men hitting 160 pounds on the dot.
Video of the weigh-in can be seen below:
Saturday will mark Canelo’s second bout of 2017. Earlier this year, he scored a unanimous decision victory over Julio César Chávez Jr. to extend his winning streak to seven in a row following a 2013 loss to Mayweather.
Golovkin also had an outing earlier this year, scoring a unanimous decision victory of his own over Daniel Jacobs.
The Canelo vs. Golovkin pay-per-view will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a special start time of 8:00 p.m. ET.
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