Canelo Looks To Be 175 Pounds On The Scale

Canelo Alvarez may not know what happens after November 2nd, but he’s aware of one thing, that he will be right on weight when he steps to the scale for his fight with light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

“I will be on weight, I plan to (officially) weigh 175 pounds,”  Alvarez told reporters during a media conference call on Thursday. “That is what we’ve been working on in training camp.”

When asked if at any time did Alvarez or his bosses at Golden Boy Promotions tried to demand a catchweight, promoter Oscar De La Hoya rejected any idea of it.

“We did not, at all,” insisted De La Hoya. “It really shows Canelo’s character and the mark he wants to leave on the sport. He wants to make history.”

“I’ve been doing more weightlifting,” Alvarez said of how he’s going to bulk up from 160 pounds from his last fight against Daniel Jacobs to the Las Vegas showdown with Kovalev. “We are not lifting heavy, just doing more reps. We are eating more protein, more carbs and putting on weight the right way.”


Report: Boxing Scene

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