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Canelo at 159.8 Pounds, Lopez at 160 at 7-Day Weigh-in

by David P. Greisman

Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez both had about six pounds to lose in the six days before the weigh-in for their Sept. 15 junior middleweight title bout, according to William Boodhoo, an official with the World Boxing Council.

Alvarez’s weight, 159.8 pounds, was certified Sept. 8 by Dr. Lorenzo Soberanes Maya, and Lopez’s weight of 160 pounds was certified Sept. 8 by Rudy Tellez, according to Boodhoo.

The maximum they could have been was 162 pounds.

That puts both fighters within what they could be for the sanctioning body’s mandatory 7-day weigh-in, which requires fighters to be within 5 percent of what they must be for their bout (Alvarez is the WBC’s titleholder at 154 pounds).

Both also came in within the 10 percent limit at their 30-day weigh-in last month, according to the WBC: Alvarez’s weight was reported to the sanctioning body as being 167.2 pounds, while Lopez’s was reported as being 166.5 pounds.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-11-2012

After watching All Access, I really like Josesito and Co. Seems like the nicest group of guys. Canelo, on the other hand, came off like a real arrogant bully. I'm rooting for the underdog this time.

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-11-2012

how hards Lopez been training as '65 is his walking around wt...ot of shape...no matter as this is a mismatch unless alvarez lets up...

Comment by Tobi.G on 09-11-2012

Lopez is much bigger than i expected! I dont believe hes outa shape because this is the biggest fight of his life so far. He must be training real hard.

Comment by ricky1978 on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=Dyabolic;12496815]Uhh no. Chances are this guy is bloated with handles around his waste. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Sh*t, probably worst. He had the handles at 140, just imaging 160....LMAO...

Comment by BennyST on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=Dyabolic;12496865]It seems like Lopez is trying to match Canelo size for size and hes gonnaa screw himself. [B]Whats the minimum weight for 154, 150? [/B]If I was Lopez Id try to come the lightest possible where I feel comfortable at…

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