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    February 14, 2020 4:25 AM CST

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Junior middleweight world titleholder Liam Smith and Canelo Alvarez both weighed in at the division limit of 154 pounds on Friday afternoon at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, ahead of their HBO PPV main event on Saturday night (9 ET).Mexicos Alvarez, the lineal middleweight champion, vacated his sanctioning body belt to move down in weight to challenge Englands Smith for his title rather than negotiate a deal with unified middleweight titleholder (and mandatory challenger) Gennady Golovkin in what would be boxings biggest fight.Hes a very good fighter, a very tough fighter, Alvarez said of Smith after stepping off the scale. Thats what we prepared for, to give Mexico a beautiful victory [on Mexican Independence Day weekend]. Hes a very strong fighter and he likes to engage and thats what I like because it guarantees the fans a great fight.There were questions about whether Alvarez would be able to make 154 pounds because he has been fighting at his preferred catchweight of 155 pounds for the past several fights and generally looks drained even making that weight.Flanked by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Alvarez was as light as 154 for the first time since he weighed 152 pounds for his lone career loss, a decision to Floyd Mayweather in their title unification fight in September 2013.Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs), 26, was 154? pounds for his knockout of the year against James Kirkland in May 2015.Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs), 28, who will be defending his world title for the third time, will be fighting in the United States for the first time.Were good professionals and we made weight, Smith said. Ill bring it out of him if he struggled to make weight. If he [starts fast], thats a massive mistake because Im going nowhere in this fight.Philadelphia middleweight Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KOs) and Willie Monroe Jr. (20-2, 6 KOs), of Rochester, New York, both former world title challengers, both made weight for their 12-round co-feature. Rosado weighed 159? pounds and Monroe was 158? for a fight that could propel the winner into a Dec. 10 bout against Alvarez, should he defeat Smith.During the staredown after they made weight, Rosado shoved Monroe hard in the chest and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, the former six-division titleholder and Hall of Famer, immediately stepped in to keep the situation from escalating.He was talking some smack, so Ill take care of it, Rosado said. He dont want a war but thats what it will be Saturday night. We come to bring the pain.Monroe seemed unfazed by Rosados actions.He do what he do, Monroe said. Hes got 12 rounds tomorrow. Its not personal.The four fighters in the other two pay-per-view bouts also made weight.Featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. (21-0, 12 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian from South El Monte, California, was 125?, a half-pound under the weight limit, and Andrew Cancio (17-3-2, 13 KOs), of Blythe, California, was 126. Cancio needed a second attempt to make weight, initially weighing 126? pounds. He left the scale for a few minutes, came back and stripped nude and made weight -- and then his handlers accidentally dropped the sheet and Cancio flashed the thousands of fans in attendance.Junior featherweight Diego De La Hoya (15-0, 9 KOs), of Mexico, (Oscar De La Hoyas first cousin) and Puerto Ricos Luis Orlando Del Valle (22-2, 16 KOs) both weighed 121? pounds. Kenny Clark Super Bowl Jersey. -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Jimmy Graham Super Bowl Jersey. PETERSBURG, Fla. Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. Darnell Savage Jr. Super Bowl Jersey Marquez Valdes-Scantling Super Bowl Jersey. As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. DALLAS -- Chris Paul had to be reminded that the Los Angeles Clippers are up to an NBA-leading 14 wins.They wont get much easier than this one over the injury-plagued Dallas Mavericks.Paul scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and the Clippers cruised past the Mavericks 124-104 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the teams with the best and worst records in the NBA.I honestly didnt know we had 14 wins, said Paul, who added four assists and four steals. I know we have two losses. But for us, when youve been in this league for a while, its not necessarily about the wins. Its about how youre playing and about the spirit.Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes in his return for Dallas after the 13-time All-Star missed eight games with a strained left Achilles tendon.Austin Rivers added 22 points -- half of them in a meaningless fourth quarter -- for the Clippers. They had a 30-6 run in the second and third quarters on the way to their fourth straight win and 11th in 12 games.Harrison Barnes had 22 to lead the Mavericks (2-12). They lost their seventh straight game to match their longest skid since February 1999, during Nowitzkis rookie season.Dallas, missing its top three point guards and facing a trip to defending champion Cleveland, is off to its worst start since going 1-23 in 1993-94. The Mavericks started the week with a valiant effort in a loss at San Antonio.This is obviously as tough a week as you can get in the NBA, Nowitzki said. So hopefully well fight through this and grind out a win here and there. And when the schedule turns in our favor hopefully get more healthy and run off some wins. Thats the only way to do it.Blake Griffin had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds, all in the first three quarters along with the rest of the starters. The Clippers led by 31 in the third.Rivers scored 11 points in the first half, including 3-pointers just four seconds apart after he hit one, stole the inbound pass and made another. He was 6 of 7 from long range.TIP-INSClippers: LA shot 61 percent in the first half and made 9 of 14 from 3-point range. ... Marrreese Speights scored 16 and Jamal Crawford added 15 as the Clippers had a 65-43 advantage in bench scoring.dddddddddddd ... Speights had his first double-double with a season-high 12 rebounds. The 16 points matched his season high. ... JJ Redick had 10 points.Mavericks: PG Deron Williams sat for the eighth time in nine games with a left calf strain. He said hes hopeful to play next week. ... C Andrew Bogut was called for a flagrant foul on a hip-check of Paul as the Clippers point guard drove to the basket. Paul jumped up and went at Bogut, and the pair kept jawing as the referees prepared to review the play. ... Bogut had 12 rebounds and six assists after missing a game with a sore right calf.COWBOY UPThe Clippers will stay in the Dallas area to attend the Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving before continuing a six-game trip Friday at Detroit. Paul is a well-documented fan of the Cowboys, who have the NFLs best record at 9-1. He wore the jersey of rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, the NFLs rushing leader, on the flight from Los Angeles. Paul has attended Cowboys training camp in the LA area.While acknowledging that his team has a bevy of Dallas fans, Clippers coach and Chicago Bears fan Doc Rivers had a parting shot for reporters. Im not going to call you any of you guys bandwagon, OK, but this is the first time you guys have mentioned the Cowboys in like four years, Rivers said.LOSING THE LUSTERThe boos were still there for Jordan, who spurned the Mavericks in free agency in the summer of 2015 after agreeing to join them. But they werent quite as loud or persistent as the 6-foot-11 centers two visits last season.UP NEXTClippers: The visit to the Pistons on the seasons longest trip is the first of four straight against Eastern Conference teams. Defending champion Cleveland is the last of those four opponents.Mavericks: A quick trip to face LeBron James, another Cowboys fan, and the Cavaliers on Friday before home games against New Orleans and San Antonio. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '