A few hours ago saw the official weigh in for this weekend's huge Light Heavyweight unification bout between unbeaten Russian puncher Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23) and American legend Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32).
Kovalev, the current WBO champion, was the heavier man on the scales weighing in at 174.5lbs the heaviest he's been since his victory over Ismayl Sillah last November. Although it;s the heaviest he's been it's within 1.5lb of his usual weight which looks to fluctuate between 173lbs, which he weighed a little over 2 years ago against Lionell Thompson, and 175lbs, which he weighed in his destruction of Gabriel Campillo in January 2013.
Unified IBF and WBA champion Hopkins weighed in exactly 1lb lighter than the Russian and was a ready 173.5lbs also his heaviest in 3 bouts. In his last 2 bouts Hopkins weighed in at 172.5lbs though his weight here is, like Kovalev's in his usual range which appears to be between 172.5lbs and 175lbs with his last 9 bouts falling in that 2.5lb range.
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