Two fighters are putting their undefeated records on the line.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0) faces Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ever since Mayweather first announced the fight in May, anticipation has built for the WBA/WBC junior middleweight title unification bout on Showtime pay-per-view between one the sport's all-time greats and one of its up-and-coming stars.
At 23-years-old, Alvarez is more than a decade younger than his opponent. Set to make $41 million, Mayweather will be taking a record haul, win or lose. The oddsmakers believe Mayweather, 36, will be tabulating his earnings at a victory party, favoring him 2 1/2-1.
"I've been here before. I know what it takes," Mayweather said ahead of the fight, via The Associated Press. "I was born to be here, born to be at this level."
Will Alvarez rise to that level? Or will Mayweather leave the ring at 45-0?
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09/15/2013 1:31 AM EDT
114-114, 116-112, 117-111 in a MD for @FloydMayweather. Congratulations champ! You are #TheOne— GoldenBoyPromotions (@GoldenBoyBoxing) 3 years ago
09/15/2013 1:31 AM EDT
Mayweather Wins It
With a (surprising) majority decision, Mayweather defeats Alvarez. The biggest surprise at this point was that it wasn't an unanimous decision.
09/15/2013 1:24 AM EDT
The fight went the distance although it didn't feel that close at times. We're going to the judges' cards.
09/15/2013 1:23 AM EDT
Floyd cruising to a win, Floyd moving away from punches. Crowd not appreciating either.
09/15/2013 1:22 AM EDT
Mayweather still moving, jabbing and dominating. Alvarez out of ideas.
09/15/2013 1:20 AM EDT
Not much chatter in Canelo's corner ahed of last round.
09/15/2013 1:19 AM EDT
To His Credit
Canelo is going at Floyd, relentless. Floyd has been dominant but Canelo not giving it up, lightening up.
09/15/2013 1:17 AM EDT
Canelo opens up 11th with a wild right attempt.
09/15/2013 1:16 AM EDT
I obviously never saw Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis or others. But I know we're watching one of the greatest fighters in boxing history— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) 1 year ago
09/15/2013 1:15 AM EDT
Whether it's exhaustion, an attempt to lure in Mayweather, Canelo slowing down. It's the 10th and he's not hurt Floyd much, notably not using weight advantage with the body blows.