Canelo Alvarez surprisingly outweighed nemesis Gennady Golovkin for their undisputed trilogy bout for the world super middleweight title.
For his first super middleweight Triple G fight, the middleweight champion weighed in at 167.8 pounds to Canelo’s 167.4.
Thousands of Alvarez fans celebrate Mexican Independence Weekend here, huddled in a plaza in front of T-Mobile in the bright sunshine to welcome their idol.
Mariachi bands played and Canelo was led onto the stage by Latin American rappers
Golovkin responded to the taunts by hailing their patriotic day. He then threw out a reference to the controversial scoring of their first two fights – a draw and then a win for Canelo – by saying: “Come on. If you’re a true boxing fan, you know who won those fights. ‘
Canelo hit back at Golovkin by saying, “He’ll see what happens in the ring. My goal is to take him out. ‘
It promises to be an even hotter night in Sin City on Saturday.