Floyd Mayweather beat Canelo Alvarez in the year’s most highly publicized fight Saturday night. With the win Mayweather remains undefeated with a record of 45-0.
Canelo looked out matched by Mayweather all night. At one point ESPN tweeted, “Canelo is 23 years old, Floyd is 36 years old. Right now, Canelo is moving like 36 and Floyd moving like 23.”
The judges felt the fight was a little more even. Mayweather won by majority, with one judge scoring the match a draw. At the end of the day no one will remember the judges scores, only that they picked the right winner.
Fans at the MGM Grand weren’t as enthused. Canelo Alvarez was the clear favorite. He entered the ring to a chorus of his name and cheers. Mayweather came out with Justin Bieber and Lil’ Wayne by his side. The crowd greeted him loudly with boos.
The undefeated Mayweather is set to earn upwards of $100 million for the match. He made $41.5 million for showing up, and could earn another $59 million after pay-per-view revenues are included.
Entering the fight Canelo Alvarez was also undefeated with a 42-0-1 record. He had a draw early in his career, shown with the third number. His record now sits at 42-1-1, not too shabby by any means. At 23-years-old he still has a lot of career ahead of him to make up for the loss.
Alvaraz should not be ashamed of losing though. Floyd Mayweather is considered the best fighter in the world right now. Alvarez put up the best fight he could. He may not face Mayweather again, but given time he could get the same consideration.
Now everyone’s attention will turn to Floyd Mayweather’s next fight. It’s no secret the boxing world wants to see him fight Manny Pacquaio. The two have been scheduled to fight a number of time before. Each time something has gone wrong causing Mayweather to bow out.
Are you surprised Mayweather beat Canelo to stay undefeated? Who were you rooting for?
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