LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez weighed in at 155 pounds at Friday's weigh-in for his Saturday showdown with Alredo Angulo, who weighed 154.5 pounds, inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the stacked Showtime PPV fight card will take place.
The contracted weight for the fight was renegotiated from 154 pounds to 155 pounds the moring of the weigh-in because Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 knockouts) was having problems getting down to the junior middleweight division limit.
"I'm greatful for all the fans who are here," said Alvarez, acknowledging the 2,000 who gathered inside the arena to witness the weigh-in live.
"Styles make fights. It's going to be a war," the 23-year-old Mexican star said when asked how he thought the fight would go. "I didn't have a good dance partner for my last fight (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) but for this fight I have a Mexican warrior."
That Mexican warrior isn't sure Alvarez will stand and trade with him but he says he's prepared for any style the young man presents.
"I've sparred with Andre Ward and Amir Khan so I'm ready for anything, if he wants to box or if he wants to go toe-to-toe, I'm ready," Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) said after the weigh-in.
Unbeaten WBC junior featherweight beltholder Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1) weighed in at the division limit of 122 pounds for his title defense against former three-time junior bantamweight titleholder Cristian Mijares (48-7-2, 22 KOs), who weighed 122 pounds.
"We're going to do our best to steal the show," Santa Cruz said after weighing in.
Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) weighed in at 134.5 pounds for his WBC lightweight title elimination bout against former featherwieght and junior lightweight beltholder Jorge Linares (35-3, 23 KOs), who also weighed in at 134.5 pounds.
Former 130-pound title challenger Sergio Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs) weighed in at 135 pounds for his scheduled 10-round lightweight bout with Ricardo Alvarez (23-2-3, 13 KOs), Canelo's older brother, who also weighed in at the division limit of 135 ponds.
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