Next Big Thing Alvarez Is Overweight

AlvarezHattonFinalPC_Blevins12ACanelo is nearly two, count 'em TWO, pounds over the limit for his bout with Matt Hatt. This doesn't reflect well on the heavily hyped prospect. (Hogan)Weigh to go, Canelo.

Saul Alvarez weighed in at 151.8 pounds, with the contracted weight for his Saturday battle with Matthew Hatton set at 150 pounds. Alvarez was given two hours to peel off the weight and came back about an hour later weighing 151.4 pounds.

It is unclear whether he did much more than use the urinal a couple of times.

The fight, for the WBC's vacated 154 pound crown, will go on, with Alvarez (35-0) having to give up a portion of his purse to Hatton (41-4), who weighed 149.6 pounds.

Hatton will get an extra $35,000 from Canelo's $350,000 purse, the LA Times reported, and the California Commission will retain $35,000 from Alvarez' take.

We shall see how using this page from the Floyd Mayweather playbook works for the 20 year old Mexican, who has been hyped to the heavens by his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya.

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