This Saturday September 14, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez live on PPV. Showtime Boxing's The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo PPV airs this Saturday, September 14 on PPV live at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have fight coverage, including results and discussion.
There's just one last stop before the ring for Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez - the scales. Today, both men take the scales for the official fight weigh-in. You can watch the official weigh-ins in a live stream, right here at Bloody Elbow. The weigh-ins begin at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT this afternoon.
Mayweather vs. Canelo will be fought at a catch weight of 152 pounds. That's a middle ground between Canelo's preferred weight of 154 and Mayweather's 147. The issue of weight has been a source of some debate on the Showtime All Access shows. From the Mayweather camp, here's Leonard Ellerbe on the weight:
His management put out something on Boxing Scene that they will be willing to fight at a catchweight. Now, because his management is inept, we take advantage of those kind of things. Why would we go in a different direction? They suggested it, why would we say "no" and do something different?... It wasn't that Floyd Mayweather asked for a catchweight because absolutely that did not happen, so I want to be clear on that. Floyd would have fought him regardless.
For their part, the Canelo camp stated back in May that weight was an issue in negotiations, with Canelo's trainer saying Mayweather wanted the fight at 147.
Regardless, we are here and thankfully these issues did not derail this mega-fight. Now we get to see how the catch weight impacts each man.
Watch the weigh-ins live, right here at Bloody Elbow. And be sure to join us here Saturday night for Mayweather vs. Canelo live fight night coverage.
*Garcia intially weighed in at 140.5 but after his corner demanded a second weigh in came in at 140 lbs.
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