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Canelo vs. Kovalev weigh-in results and video: Sergey Kovalev needs four tries to make weight

We have a title fight, but barely.

The Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev weigh-ins took a stupidly long time to get done, but they’re done and we have a title fight for Saturday. Canelo (52-1-2, 35 KOs) weighed 174.5 lbs for his light heavyweight debut, but Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) needed multiple cracks to make weight.

Kovalev initially weighed 176 lbs, then down to 175.5 lbs, then 175.25 lbs, and the crowd wasn’t happy with this. Fourth time was the charm, and he made it down to 175 lbs. The WBO light heavyweight title is now officially on the line on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

What happened, you ask? Well for Kovalev, who just fought in late August, this was the reason.

You can watch the video of the staredown at the top of the page, courtesy of our partners at FightHubTV.

Main card weigh-in results (9 PM ET, DAZN)

Canelo Alvarez 174.5 lbs
Sergey Kovalev 175 lbs

Ryan Garcia 135 lbs
Romero Duno 135 lbs

Marlen Esparza 111 lbs
Senesia Estrada 110.5 lbs

Blair Cobbs 147 lbs
Carlos Ortiz 146 lbs

Preliminary card weigh-in results (6:30 PM ET, DAZN)

Evan Holyfield 154 lbs
Nick Winstead 156 lbs

Bakhram Murtazaliev 154 lbs
Jorge Fortea 153.5 lbs

Tristan Kalkreuth 188 lbs
Twon Smith 188.5 lbs

Meiirim Nursultanov 160 lbs
Cristian Olivas 160 lbs

Bekertim Melikuziev 175 lbs
Clay Collard 171 lbs