Daniel Jacobs didn’t “make weight” this morning, so he’ll pay a penalty and the fight goes on.
OK, earlier we told you that Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs had done their second-day, Saturday morning weigh-in at 8 am local time in Las Vegas, but that everyone was keeping the weights a secret.
Secret no more! Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN that Jacobs weighed in at 173.6 this morning, 3.6 pounds over the agreed-upon limit of 170 for Saturday morning. That means Jacobs will be paying $250,000 per pound he was overweight, so north of $750K total.
Jacobs is also guaranteed over $10 million for this fight, so maybe he just didn’t really care. Or maybe he did, but I suspect if he did he probably would’ve been closer to 170 than 3.6 pounds over, you know?
So add that on to Canelo’s $35 million payday, I guess. Alvarez weighed 169, for what it’s worth.
All of this ultimately doesn’t matter much to the public, I imagine. The fight is still on, which is what people actually care about. The belts are still on the line, it’s still the fight we’re all here to see this weekend.
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