Look: Canelo five pounds over catchweight at WBC seven-day check weigh-in

The champion got on to the scales weighing 157.8 pounds, while the challenger, Saul Alvarez, registered 160.2 pounds. Both fighters were in great condition and are poised as well as keen to step into the ring next Saturday.

The 30 and 7 pre weigh in, is ordered by the World Boxing Council in order to protect the physical integrity of the fighters.

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Cotto vs. Canelo takes place Saturday, Nov. 21 at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.