Box - Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight

Boxer Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. (AFP Photo/Ethan Miller)

- Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stepped on the scales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, then came face-to-face for the cameras, one day before they meet in one of the most anticipated fights in years. Three-belt Champion Golovkin smiled as he stepped on the scale first weighing the 160-pound (72.5 kg) middleweight limit for Saturday's world title fight against Alvarez. Alvarez was up next, registering the same for a bout that has all the makings of a fight of the year. Kazakhstan's Golovkin is putting his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation, belts on the line. The fighters, who once sparred together at Golovkin's gym in Big Bear, California, then posed amicably during their staredown in front of a crowd of 9,400.

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