FOR the first time in his career, Canelo Alvarez has weighed 167.4lbs, his career highest for what will be only his second contest above the middleweight limit.
He takes on Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding for the WBA’s ‘regular’ super-middleweight and Alvarez hopes to pick up a belt in a third weight class at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday (December 15).
At Friday’s lively weigh in at the famous New York venue, Rocky scaled 167.6lbs, smiling as he made the weight. He loomed over Alvarez in their last face-off ahead of Saturday’s fight. Neither gave much away in the icy staredown but Alvarez had to crane his neck back a touch to glare up at Fielding. Canelo tapped Fielding on the shoulder to call a halt to proceedings.