Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 Ko’s), who`s the middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council, will fight American Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 ko’s), during the Cinco de Mayo weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will take place on Saturday May 4, 2019. It will be broadcast live exclusively by DAZN.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez passed the pre-weigh in, 30 days prior to this mega combat.
Pre-weigh ins of 30, 14 and 7 days prior to a fight recognized by the WBC. They are required in order to prevent sudden dehydration that causes serious damage to boxers.
Demonstrating his discipline and commitment, “Canelo” was 168.2 pounds. Comfortably below the limit of 176 pounds for the 30 day weigh-in viz the middleweight division.
Jacbos just squeezed inside the limit at just over 175 pounds.
Also this week, the WBC released information to all boxer regarding the Clean Boxing Program.
Details are below:
The main aim of the WBC-VADA program, apart from tests, is to educate the athletes about the very dangers and pitfalls of doping. In addition to the penalties for testing positive, concerning prohibited substances, in or out of competition.
The program has been planned, designed and developed with countless hours of hard detailed work. Lots of dedication from many members of the WBC and VADA. It’s basically divided into 3 main objectives:
Prevention: To educate and clearly warn boxers about the dangers of the substances. Also, the tragic effects they may have. This is done through tutorials, seminars, forums and web seminars
It is mandatory for the first 15 ranked fighters to enroll in the program by filling out the following forms. However, all boxers can register.
-Application to be part of the program is HERE
This form can be sent to VADA. By email to whereabouts@VADA-testing.org or by Fax at (702) 255 8420.
-Whereabouts form is HERE
-Application for therapeutic use. This form should only be completed if the boxer is in any type of medical treatment. Form HERE
* These applications can be sent directly to whereabouts@VADA-testing.org or also to CBP@wbcboxing.com and firstname.lastname@example.org