LAS VEGAS, November 20, 2015 – Before they step in the ring Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, all of the fighters including main event opponents Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez must step on the scale at Friday’s weigh-in.
Not so long ago, weigh-ins took place the morning of the fight, and were a routine, no frills necessity.
Now they are a stand alone public event, the final chance to get fans excited about the bout and the final chance to size up the boxers, their condition, and their attitudes.
Cotto and Alvarez must hit the scales under an agreed-upon limit of 155 pounds. While this is under the middleweight division upper limit of 160 pounds, this is above the super welterweight division upper limit of 154 pounds, and therefore a legitimate middleweight bout. If either fighter cannot meet the limit on the first try, he will be given one hour to try and make weight.
Watch the weigh-in live here on Communities Digital News, starting at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT and hear the final comments of Cotto, Alvarez, and their trainers before their fight.
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