Canelo Alvarez, Josesito Lopez and the rest of the fighters on the Golden Boy Promotions Knockout Kings fight card that will be broadcast on Showtime tomorrow night at 9PM ET/6PM PT stepped on the scale today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weighed in at the division limit of 154 while his opponent Jose “Josesito” Lopez weighed in at 153, the highest of his career.
In a clash for the WBC featherweight title, current champion Jhonny Gonzales weighed in at 125 while his opponent Daniel Ponce De Leon tipped the scales at 125.5.
Former WBA junior welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana weighed in at 147, the same as his opponent Jesus Soto-Karass. They will be fighting for the WBA welterweight intercontinental title.
In the opening bout of the telecast, Leo Santa Cruz will defend his IBF bantamweight title against former WBA flyweight champion Eric Morel. Santa Cruz weighed in at 117 while the challenger Morel weighed in at the bantamweight limit of 118.
Golden Boy Promotions has also promised $100,000 to the fighter who scores the most impressive knockout of the night.
Earlier today, Golden Boy Promotions sent out a press release saying that the card had sold-out. That is pretty extraordinary considering only a couple miles down the road Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be taking on lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
This is going to be a big weekend for boxing fans and the sport in general. So all that’s left for you to do is make sure you subscribe to Showtime, order the fights on HBO pay-per-view, set your DVR and figure which matchups you want to watch first.
Source for weights livestream @shosports.com