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Canelo says making the 152-pound weight limit for the fight won't be a problem.
Much has been written about the potential size advantages Canelo Alvarez will enter the ring with on Sept. 14. He's the natural junior middleweight, and often comes into the ring on fight night closer to light heavyweight.
Floyd Mayweather, on the other hand, is a natural 147-pounder who needs to add weight in order to compete anywhere north of the welterweight limit.
When the terms for their fight were agreed back in May, it was the pound-for-pound king who insisted the fight take place at a catchweight of 152 pounds, rather than the 154-pound junior middleweight limit. Two pounds might not seem like much to the average person, but in the rough-and-tumble world of a boxing training camp, it could make all the difference.
Making weight is one of the hardest things to do in the sport, and it often requires great sacrifice on the part of the fighters in order to drain their bodies and cut those last few pounds. That won't be a problem for Mayweather: in fact, he says he's already at fighting weight with just under two weeks to go.
"My weight is made. I came into training camp weighing 150 or 149 and I came into the gym probably weighing 150 or 149,” Mayweather said at his boxing club in Las Vegas during this past Thursday's open media day.
Canelo has consistently stated that the two-pound difference won't be an issue, something he reiterated this past Thursday at his open media workout at his training camp in Big Bear, California.
"The weight is not going to be a factor. I'll be fine for the fight. It's no big thing. Actually, I feel I'm ahead of the curve. I'm not worried at all. It will come off and I will be fine," Canelo told the packed facility on Wednesday.
We'll just have to wait and see how that plays out. Luckily for us, we won't have to wait much longer.
All quotes were obtained directly by the writer.