Sergey Kovalev was able to lose a quarter-pound within the given one-hour time to officially set the much anticipated Canelo-Kovalev light heavyweight title bout on Saturday night.

The defending champion first weighed at 176 pounds before he took off his necklace but still a half-pound over. He then took off his shorts that left him only quarter-pound over.

175 pounds is the weight requirement for the light heavyweight bout.

Kovalev, though, did not disappoint the crowd as minutes later he came back for his last weigh-in attempt and was officially listed at 175 pounds.

Meanwhile, the crowd favorite and challenger Canelo took a little effort weighing at 174.5 pounds.

Photo by Ponciano Melo Jr

The scenario was as expected, Kovalev was booed while Canelo, a three-division champion, was treated a hero’s welcome by the fans.

Fight is scheduled on Saturday night at the historic MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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