By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 153.6 vs. Alfonso Gomez 152.6
(WBC super welterweight championship)
Antonio Orozco 142 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 144
Venue: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez (37-0-1, 27KOs) and Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12KOs) are ready for their Super Welterweight showdown Saturday night for Alvarez’s WBC Super Welterweight title. Earlier today both fighters weighed in at ESPN Zone at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles.
First to step to the scales was the champion Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez as he weighed in at 153.6 lbs. “I feel good now that I have made weight I am ready to go out there and give a great performance we can expect a great fight for Mexican and boxing fans,” Alvarez told Fightnews.com.
Shortly after his opponent and challenger Alfonso Gomez stepped up to the scale and registered 152.6 lbs. “We had no problems making the weight. I have fought at welterweight and super welterweight, expect a war. I see in his eyes that he is ready for a war. Two Mexicans going at it. One is defending his title and I am attempting to win his world title,” Gomez told Fightnews.com.
Alvarez vs. Gomez will be the main event at the Staples Center and co main event to the Star Power pay-per-view which will feature Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz in the main event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Fans in attendance at Staples Center will be able to watch the live undercard bouts as well as the Star Power pay-per-view from Las Vegas.
Undefeated Mikayl Arreola (17-0, 10KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico weighed in at 125.4 lbs. as his opponent Juan Sandoval (5-6-1 3KOs) of San Bernardino was 124lbs
Undefeated Antonio Orozco (11-0, 8KOs) of San Diego tipped the scales at 142 and Fernando Rodriquez (5-5, 3KOs) of Dallas, Texas registered 144 lbs. in a scheduled six round Super Lightweight bout.
In a scheduled four round Welterweight bout Hugo Centeno Jr. (8-0, 6KOs) of Oxnard, registered 151 lbs. and his opponent Willie Walton (4-4, 4KOs) 153.4 lbs.
Ray Rivera 150 vs. Rudy Gonzalez 150 both fighters will be making their professional debuts in a scheduled four round Super Welterweight bout.