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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Saul Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Saul Alvarez

Date: 14th September 2013

Venue: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Title: WBC & WBA Super World Super-welterweight Titles

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Mayweather Promotions

Tv: Showtime Pay-Per-View

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 44 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 150½ lbs

Saul Alvarez
( 42 - 0 - 1 )
Weight: 152 lbs

Floyd Mayweather Jr faced Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in a highly anticipated bout on Saturday 14th September 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and was broadcasted on Showtime Pay-Per-View. The fight was for the WBC and WBA Super World Super-welterweight titles. The Ring Magazine Junior Middleweight title was also on the line, with Alvarez defending for the first time.

Mayweather came into the fight as the heavy favorite, and he proved why, as he dominated the fight from start to finish. Alvarez, who was seven years younger than Mayweather, struggled to keep up with the older fighter's speed and accuracy. Mayweather's defense was also on full display, as he made it difficult for Alvarez to land any significant punches.

Mayweather's dominance was reflected in the judges' scorecards, with all three judges scoring the fight in his favor, 117-111, 116-112, and 114-114. Mayweather further cemented his claim to greatness with this one-sided victory.

The financial stakes of the fight were enormous, with Mayweather guaranteed a record $41.5 million purse and Alvarez expected to make around $12 million. The fight shattered the all-time pay-per-view record with nearly 2.5 million buys, generating $150 million in revenue. This broke the previous record set by Mayweather's fight against Oscar De La Hoya, which generated $136 million from 2.48 million pay-per-view buys.

The gross gate for the fight was $20,003,150, the largest in Nevada boxing history. The fight was a major event, drawing a sold-out crowd of 16,746, and generating buzz in the boxing world for months leading up to it. Mayweather's victory over Alvarez solidified his status as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and the fight itself will be remembered as one of the biggest and most lucrative in boxing history.

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