Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions tore up the book on weigh-ins on the eve of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo’’ Alvarez, producing an epic event with the scope and scale of a rock concert, complete with pulsating club music and 12,200 screaming fans.
Welterweight combatants Paulie Malignaggi (146.2 pounds) and Adrien Broner (146.8) on the scales for Saturday’s matchup, along with heavyweights Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell, and super middleweights Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia did not make weight (he was two pounds over the limit) for his HBO-televised fight against Juan Manuel Lopez, but the fight will go on and take place on Saturday in Dallas.
Weigh-in photos for Saturday’s 141-pound main event between Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse, plus Devon Alexander-Lee Purdy, Shawn Porter-Phil LoGreco, and Amir Khan’s little brother, Haroon, who will be fighting for the second time as a pro.
Adrien Broner and Gavin Rees easily made weight for their WBC lightweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City. Broner weighed in at 134 pounds, while his challenger Rees tipped the scales at 134.5 during Friday’s weigh-in.