|Photo by CBSSports: Mayweather Jr. left Alvarez right|
A true super-fight in the world of boxing between American Floyd ‘Money‘ Mayweather Jr. and Saul ‘Canelo‘ Alvarez ended with a majority decision win for Mayweather in what has been called the highest grossing Pay Per View bout ever. The bout was promoted by Oscar Delahoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
The historic fight for the Super Welterweight world boxing championship happened on the night of September 14, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas USA.
Mayweather Junior came into the fight with 44 wins of which 26 are knockouts and no defeats while Mexican Canelo–suffering his first defeat–held a record of 42 wins with 30 of them being knockouts. The fight went the entire 12 round scheduled.
An hour after tickets to the fight were released on sale, they sold out. Boxing fans sure did get their money’s worth whether attending live on ringside or watching via TV on Showtime pay-per-view.
Mayweather proved to the world that he is still the undefeated world champion and that age and experience do count a lot in fights sometimes.
Written by Oral Ofori