In preparation for his upcoming fight on September 15, 2018 against Gennady Golovkin for the Middleweight Championship, Canelo Alvarez has been training harder than ever. In contrast to his last bout, where he faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who weighed in at a hefty 164 lbs., Canelo is coming into this fight with a slimmed down physique. He is currently listed as 166 lbs. on his official website, Canelo’s weight history for his professional fights between September 2011 and September 2017. It is an impressive record of matches won in rounds 1-4.
September 15, 2018 will be the date for the next blockbuster fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. This fight is at a middleweight limit of 160 pounds. In preparation for this big bout, both fighters are required to make weight at the contracted limit. In order to ensure that each combatant meets the requirements, they must weigh-in at the official weigh-in. The weigh-in will take place on September 14, 2018 at a local venue in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez’s Weight History
This chart shows Canelo Alvarez’s weight history for his professional fights between September 2011 and September 2017. It is an impressive record of matches won in rounds 1-4.
Date Weight Opponent Result Round
9/17/2011 154 lbs Ryan Rhodes W TKO 4
5/5/2012 155 lbs Shane Mosley W UD 12
9/15/2012 152 lbs Josesito Lopez W SD 12
4/20/2013 154 lbs Alfredo Angulo W UD 10
11/22/2013 155 lbs Austin Trout W UD 12
3/8/2014 159 lbs Erislandy Lara W SD 12
5/2/2015 159 lbs James Kirkland W KO 3
9/19/2015 155 lbs Miguel Cotto W UD 12
11/21/2015 155 lbs Amir Khan W UD 12
5/6/2017 160 lbs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. W UD 12
9/15/2017 159 lbs Gennady Golovkin L SD 12
Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG Weigh-In
The official weigh in for the upcoming fight will take place on September 14, 2018 (Friday) in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The weigh in will start at 8:00 AM PT and doors will open to the public around 6:00 AM. By attending this event, you can expect to see an appearance by each of these fighters, who are likely to be accompanied by their boxing teams.
So, what weight does canelo fight at?
Prior to his professional career, Alvarez fought in the Mexican Olympian Boxing Team. He competed as a flyweight and lost in the quarterfinals. As a professional, he has never fought above 154 pounds with the exception of his last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. who weighed in at 160 pounds. In preparation for the Golovkin bout, Canelo has been training at a higher weight than his previous bouts and is working with a new strength and conditioning coach, Angel “Memo” Heredia.
In contrast, Gennady Golovkin has fought as high as 166 pounds and as low as 154 pounds in his professional career. He is a former WBA (Regular) and IBO Middleweight Champion. Golovkin is in excellent physical condition and has been training to defend his titles.
As conclusion, the consensus leading up to this fight is that Canelo will have to come in at 160 pounds or less to have a chance against Golovkin. This is because GGG has fought at this weight for most of his career. And while he did fight above 160 pounds against Daniel Jacobs, many people believe that fight was a testament to Jacobs’ toughness more than anything else. In contrast, Alvarez has not fought above 154 pounds in his professional career with the exception of his last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. who weighed in at 160 pounds.
What do you think? Who will win this epic rematch?