Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KO) will look to defend his WBC super welterweight championship when he takes on Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KO) on the HBO pay-per-view undercard of the bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Victor Ortiz. Interestingly, this bout will not take place from the same location as Mayweather vs. Ortiz (MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV) but will be the headline bout of its own show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The fight will be shown as the featured undercard bout on the broadcast, however, airing prior to the main event.
Both men were in Los Angeles for the official weigh ins this afternoon and both made weight successfully.
Alvarez tipped the scales at 153.6 pounds while Gomez checked in at 152.6. Both men were under the 154 pound limit.
The weigh-ins for the Las Vegas fights will start at 5:45 p.m. ET and you will be able to watch them live here on MMA Nation.