Chris Arreola has weighed in at a surprisingly slim 251 pounds for his WBC heavyweight title fight against Vitali Klitschko this weekend.
Arreola poked fun at his reputation for a paunchy physique when he mounted the scale outside Staples Center on Thursday with his shirt on, weighing in at 277 pounds. Arreola then removed his shirt to reveal a large weight vest, taking it off to reveal a considerably fitter build.
Klitschko is favored to defend his title in Saturday's fight, and the Ukrainian champion weighed in at 252 pounds with a more sculpted build.
Although both fighters live in Southern California, Arreola was the favorite of a small but vocal crowd hoping he'll become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion.