Thursday, May 04, 2023

Super middleweight is calling me

I weighed just a pound above twelve stone on the bathroom scales this morning. This is as light as I have been since I started recording my weight regularly in my training log. The first entry in that has me at 14 st 2 on January 14th 2007. This day last year I was 13 stone on the nose, so I have lost more than two stone altogether and all but a stone in the last year. I am on the last notch of my belt, so I had a rummage in the wardrobe. The replacement I found wouldn't even fit. I have either been a lot lighter in the past or there is more belly fat and less muscle than previously.

Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez will defend his undisputed super-middleweight title against John Ryder at the Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday. I only have to boil off another pound to challenge the winner. I am amazed how little coverage there is in the UK of an Englishman fighting for these straps. I think we just pretend to be interested in boxing.

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