Photos: Canelo, Golovkin Ready For War - BIG Weigh-In Gallery

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stepped on the scales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena then came face-to-face for the cameras on Friday, one day before they meet in one of the most anticipated fights in years.

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Four-belt Champion Golovkin wore his black shorts and smiled as he stepped on the scale first weighing the 160-pound (72.5 kg) middleweight limit for Saturday's world title fight against Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena.

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Alvarez was up next, climbing onto the scales in his blue shorts and registering the same 160 pounds for a bout that has all the makings of a fight of the year.

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Kazakhstan's Golovkin is putting his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation, belts on the line but to the uninitiated on it could have seemed more like Alvarez was the champ.

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Alvarez drew louder cheers from the pro-Mexican crowd, stepped on the scale last and made Golovkin wait several minutes on stage before making his initial appearance, which was preceded by a video tribute on the jumbotron screen.

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The fighters, who once sparred together at Golovkin's gym in Big Bear, California, then posed amicably during their staredown in front of a crowd of 9,400.

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That has been consistent with the buildup to the sold-out fight, which has lacked the vitriolic trash talk typical of world title fights.

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Alvarez, who was the more stonefaced of the two, sent the crowd into a frenzy as he shadowboxed briefly at the front of the stage -- his signature weigh-in move.

Hundreds of people stood on line for hours outside the Grand Garden for the chance to see the weigh-in, chanting and signing along with a neatly-attired Mariachi band.

For many, it represented their only hope of seeing either fighter in person as the bout has been sold out for weeks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=G G G;18050961]CANELO will be lucky if he makes it out of that ring tomorrow night. I'll be wearing all black everything. RIP Canela. Tomorrow you pay for 3 years of ducking coward.[/QUOTE] What are your thoughts on the result?

Comment by FrankieClutch on 09-16-2017

[QUOTE=SteveM;18051265]you talking about his skeletal frame? how is that going to change? Its the muscle/fat on the frame that is important. In this years pic you can see he has much more muscle around the shoulders and upper chest, better…

Comment by Someone88 on 09-16-2017

WOW! We've been waiting for this incredible fight for years and now it's finally here. I'm cool with Canelo but I'm going to support the fighter I've been backing for years, go Golovkin! We could be witnessing an epic fight,…

Comment by alexguiness on 09-16-2017

I think Canelo looks like he is hyped, maybe even nervous. GGG looks chill, like he gives no fvcks.

Comment by Apollo7 on 09-16-2017

Both guys look great. Fairly certain Golovkin wins clearly though.

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