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 Last update:  3/8/2014       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Canelo Alvarez Hinted Weight Was Issue On Wednesday
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By Keith Idec

Canelo Alvarez offered a not-so-subtle sign as early as Wednesday that he was having more difficulty than usual making the 154-pound limit.

After an open workout in Las Vegas, Alvarez said, “My main concern when we are this close to a fight is always my weight and making the weight.”

Alvarez added, “Although I’m on weight and it will not be a problem, that is always my concern this close to a fight.”

The 23-year-old Alvarez obviously wasn’t forthright about being on weight. The former WBC super welterweight champion couldn’t get lower than 155 pounds prior to his weigh-in Friday for a 12-round fight Saturday night against Alfredo Angulo.

Mexico’s Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) reportedly paid Angulo $100,000 from his $1.25 million purse to adjust the contracted weight from 154 to 155 pounds. Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs), who’ll now earn a guarantee of $850,000, weighed 154½ pounds Friday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the site of the fight.

Both boxers will weigh in again Saturday. Neither fighter can weigh more than 168 pounds at the second weigh-in.

The Alvarez-Angulo fight will headline a four-fight Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast ($59.95 in HD), which is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Alfredo Angulo , Canelo-Angulo , Canelo vs. Angulo


 

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comment by boxingfeind, on 03-08-2014
[QUOTE=budfr]azz whooped by floyd ¿¿¿ he just outpointed him because he could not move due to weight drain. Floy cannot KO Elerbe.In a rematc at 154 canelo wins. Lets have floyd fight Martinez. He wont, right ¿¿¿[/QUOTE] That just your wishful thinking;Canelo was moving around at times in the...

comment by budfr, on 03-08-2014
[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg] Canelo would get his ass whooped worst than what Floyd did to him. I'm with you though on him moving up to 160.[/QUOTE] azz whooped by floyd ¿¿¿ he just outpointed him because he could not move due to weight drain. Floy cannot KO Elerbe. In a rematc at 154 canelo wins. Lets...

comment by I Hate Thugs!, on 03-08-2014
This just shows that he must've killed himself making the catchweight against Floyd and thus affecting Canelo's performance and the outcome of the fight, therefore according to Floyd, Canelo is still undefeated.

comment by Muscles72, on 03-08-2014
A lot of irresponsibility on the Canelo camp they should've seen this last week and corrected it he's playin around going fishing and what not he must of binged eating somewhere along the lines although I never boxed I wrestled and if you're serious about making weight you make it raises concerns...

comment by LOWBLOW_CHAMP, on 03-08-2014
I want to see the new faces of the sport rise to the top but things like this make it easier to root against them! war Angulo :boxing:

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