Gennady Golovkin is within the acceptable buffer zone for the WBC’s 30 day weight check, hitting the scales at an even 170lbs. WBC regulations don’t allow fighters to be more than 10% over the weight limit a month before a fight — so 176lbs for a middleweight contest.
What’s perhaps a bigger point of discussion is that Golovkin weighed-in heavier than he has, at this point, for his last four fights. In his most recent 30 day weigh-ins Golovkin was 165lbs for Jacobs, 165lbs for Brook, 164lbs for Wade, and 165lbs for Lemieux.
Some believe this 170lb mark gives credence to rumors that Golovkin came into this training camp out of shape — something Conor McGregor plainly expressed — while others believe that at age 35 Golovkin is simply trying to keep himself from peaking too soon.
The truth of the matter is we can’t know for certain. But until September 16th speculation is all we’ve got. So you tell me, fans, does this mean anything at all?