At the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan successfully made weight ahead of their eagerly anticipated meeting set to erupt this weekend. Canelo weighed in at 155 pounds prior to the first defense of his portion of the Middleweight crown, with British challenger Khan also coming in bang on the 155-pound catchweight limit.
HBO cameras caught all the action:
Canelo and Khan will be battling it out to decide the rightful owner of the WBC and RING Middleweight titles, accolades which Canelo lifted after defeating veteran Miguel Cotto last November. Going in, Khan is a sizable underdog due to the fact he’s long been considered vulnerable at lower weights of 135, 140 and 147 pounds, and is expected to be brought down by the more powerful and physically stronger Canelo. While it’s true Khan is outgunned and outmuscled in this contest, his fast hands and mobility could cause Canelo some problems in the early rounds. Really, this is one of those oddly intriguing encounters where anything could happen.
Canelo vs Khan Undercard Weigh-In Results
- David Lemieux (160 lbs) vs Glen Tapia (159.5 lbs) – 10 rounds, Middleweight
- Curtis Stevens (160) vs Patrick Teixeira (159) – 10 rounds, Middleweight
- Frankie Gomez (146) vs Mauricio Herrera (145.5) – 10 rounds, Welterweight
- Diego De La Hoya (122) vs Rocco Santomauro (121) – 10 rounds, Junior Featherweight
- Jason Quigley (160) vs James De La Rosa (162) – 10 rounds, Middleweight
What are your thoughts ahead of Canelo vs Khan, plus the rather tasty undercard that could end up trumping the main event? Spill your predictions in the comments below.