LAS VEGAS – Gennadiy Golovkin gave an intense Canelo Alvarez a smile as they were separated on stage Friday following their ceremonial weigh-in.

Now that they’ve made weight at a jam-packed plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena, these rivals barely have to wait 24 more hours for their third fight. Four years and two days after Alvarez won their 12-round middleweight championship rematch by majority decision, they will return to T-Mobile Arena to compete in another 12-rounder for Alvarez’s IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight crowns.

Mexico’s Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), who is 5-0 in super middleweight matches, stepped on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s scale at 167.4 pounds Friday morning during an official weigh-in that was held behind closed doors.

The 32-year-old Alvarez dropped back down to the super middleweight division to square off against Golovkin. The Guadalajara native weighed in at 174½ pounds for his last fight, a 12-round, unanimous-decision defeat to WBA light heavyweight champ Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) on May 7 at T-Mobile Arena.

The 40-year-old Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs), who will make his debut at the super middleweight limit, officially weighed in at a career-high 167.8 pounds. Prior to Friday afternoon, Kazakhstan’s Golovkin had never weighed in at more than 163 pounds for a professional fight, his official weight for a fourth-round knockout of Toronto’s Steve Rolls in June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Caesars Sportsbook listed Alvarez as a 5-1 favorite Friday, despite the thoroughly competitive nature of their first two fights.

Their third fight will headline a DAZN Pay-Per-View show that is available through DAZN’s app, as well as cable and satellite providers. The official weights for all seven fights on the Alvarez-Golovkin undercard are listed below.

DAZN Pay-Per-View

8 p.m. ET; 5 p.m. PT

$64.99 for subscribers; $84.99 for non-subscribers

Jesse Rodriguez (16-0, 11 KOs), San Antonio, 114.8 pounds vs. Israel Gonzalez (28-4-1, 11 KOs), Los Cabos, Mexico, 114.6 pounds, 12 rounds for Rodriguez’s WBC super flyweight title.

Ali Akhmedov (18-1, 14 KOs), Almaty, Kazakhstan, 167.8 pounds vs. Gabe Rosado (26-15-1, 15 KOs, 1 NC), Philadelphia, 167.6 pounds, 10 rounds, super middleweights.

Austin Williams (11-0, 9 KOs), Milwaukee, 160 pounds vs. Kieron Conway (18-2-1, 4 KOs), Northampton, England, 159.2 pounds, 10 rounds, middleweights.

Preliminary undercard bouts


4:45 p.m. ET; 1:45 p.m. PT

Diego Pacheco (15-0, 12 KOs), Los Angeles, 167 pounds vs. Enrique Collazo (16-2-1, 11 KOs), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 167.8 pounds, 10 rounds, super middleweights.

Marc Castro (7-0, 5 KOs), Fresno, California, 134.4 pounds vs. Kevin Montiel Mendoza (6-1-2, 3 KOs), Mexico City, 135.2 pounds, 8 rounds, lightweights.

Aaron Aponte (6-0, 2 KOs), Hialeah, Florida, 139.8 pounds vs. Fernando Molina (8-0, 3 KOs), Guadalajara, Mexico, 140 pounds, 8 rounds, junior welterweights.

Anthony Herrera (2-0-1, 2 KOs), Los Angeles, 114.8 pounds vs. Delvin McKinley (4-3-1, 4 KOs), New Orleans, 116 pounds, 6 rounds, junior flyweights.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.