World Boxing Council middleweight champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 Ko’s), showing timely professionalism, duly fulfilled the pre-weighing of 30 days, registering 168.3 pounds, which is well within the 10 percent limit of 176 pounds.
7-day weigh ins are also monitored with a 5 percent limit.
Both fighters met for the first time in September 2017, in a competitive 12-round battle that ended in a split draw. The fight broke records for an event in a boxing arena in Las Vegas, as the T-Mobile Arena tickets sold out in a short time thanks to many fans from Mexico, Kazakhstan and other parts of the world.
The World Boxing Council has conducted comprehensive studies, clearly demonstrating that sudden dehydration can cause irreversible damage to boxers. That’s precisely why it instituted thirty and seven days weigh ins plus the twenty four hours prior to fight night weigh in, to protect the health of boxers, via gradual and sensible weight loss. This procedure along with required medical tests are a humane and efficient system specifically geared for the well being of the boxers.