Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo, Angulo To Have Second Weigh-In, More Details

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Many were caught off-guard at Friday's weigh-in, when the fight between former WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) and Alfredo "Perro" Angulo (22-3, 18KOs) was announced as having a max weight of 155-pounds.

Based on what BoxingScene.com was told, Canelo and his handlers made everyone aware on Friday morning that a weight issue existed, and he required a higher max. The two sides negotiated a deal for 155-pounds. Angulo reportedly received $100,000 dollars for the increase, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission now has him listed as making $850,000 [up from a previous Thursday figure of $750,000].

At the actual weigh-in, Canelo weighed at the max of 155, while Angulo was 154.5.

There will be a second day weigh-in on Saturday morning, where neither fighter can weigh more than 168-pounds. It's not clear if there is a monetary penalty if either fighter is over the 168 max, but likely they would have to renegotiate once again if someone blew the max agreement.

"I think Canelo is okay [to continue fighting at] 154. If it would have been a title fight, I'm sure everyone would have made 154. It's not a title fight. It was agreed between the two camps to change the weight to 155-pounds and it's consistent with the Nevada rules....with plus or minus one pound. Initially the fight was contracted at 154 but then both parties agreed to 155. Everybody is happy with whatever arraignments were made. Both guys were okay with 155 and both guys weighed in over 154. I think what both parties agreed to is both [can weigh] no more than 168 [tomorrow morning]," Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

Some sources indicate that Angulo was paid $100,000 because Canelo's handlers were not sure, at least this morning, that Canelo would be able to even make 155. Schaefer had not knowledge of those particular details, but he doesn't anticipate any further problems related to the weight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eastcoast on 06-25-2016

[QUOTE=Jubei;16813409]You think they won't make exceptions or excuses for Canelo? He even didn't step onto the scales against Khan, people guessed he could be close to 180 and that was for the WBC title.[/QUOTE] I guess that's true about the…

Comment by Jubei on 06-25-2016

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;16813351]What's funnier about this 'natural weight' bs, is that the WBC & IBF have regulations that prevent a fighter from putting on too much weight the day of the fight. So Canelo can fight for the WBO title, but he…

Comment by Eastcoast on 06-25-2016

[QUOTE=Jubei;16813330]Just had to bring this up for a laugh. :chairshot[/QUOTE] What's funnier about this 'natural weight' bs, is that the WBC & IBF have regulations that prevent a fighter from putting on too much weight the day of the fight.…

Comment by Jubei on 06-25-2016

Just had to bring this up for a laugh. :chairshot

Comment by 285Kid on 03-08-2014

So what' was the weight for both man?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (66)
Top Headlines Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement