THIRTY days out from his mouth-watering clash with Canelo Alvarez, unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin was comfortably inside the WBC’s allowable weight limit.
The Mexico-based organisation insists that fighters are no more than 10 per cent above the contracted weight of the fight a month out, so ‘GGG’ had to be 176lbs or below.
When the WBA, WBC and IBF champion weighed in yesterday, he tipped the scales at a svelte 170lbs, signifying that he is well on track for his September 16 meeting with Mexican star Alvarez.
— Tom Loeffler (@TomLoeffler1) August 16, 2017
The news comes shortly after Conor McGregor – who fights Floyd Mayweather on August 26 – described Golovkin as ‘drained‘ and claimed the Kazakh wrecking ball entered this training camp ‘badly out of shape.’
His weight at this stage of camp is higher than it was for when he fought Kell Brook – a much smaller man than Canelo – last year. Golovkin weighed 165lbs at the WBC 30-day weigh-in for that fight.
Canelo has already confirmed he will not contest the WBC title, a belt he briefly held last year, and so does not need to take part in their 30-day weigh-in. However, he is fighting for the WBA and IBF titles, so he will have to successfully complete the IBF’s check weigh-in on the day of the fight itself.