Originally Posted by sbbigmike
He was 174 30 days from the fight, I'm not believing some shaky ass source, as far as I know HBO said him and Chavez both refused to step on the scale
He was 165 vs Barker, 170 vs Dzinziruk, 168 vs. Williams 2, 167 vs. Pavlik, and 166 vs. Williams 1. His weight against Chavez is perfectly consistent with these numbers. I'd further note that he was 176 30 days out in the Williams rematch, so your assumption that he simply must have been heavier in the ring against Chavez due to his pre-fight weight is erroneous.