One of the biggest fights of the past five years will explode into life this weekend.
Where: MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
When: September 14
Tale of the tape
Name: Floyd Mayweather
Nicknames: Money, Pretty Boy
Height: 5’8″ (173cm)
Weight: 152lbs (68kg)
Reach: 72in (183cm)
Record: 44-0 26 wins by knockout
Name: Saul Alvarez
Nicknames: El Canelo
Height: 5’9″ (175cm)
Weight: 152lbs (68kg)
Reach: 71in (180cm)
Record: 42-0-1 30 wins by knockout
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In what is his third return to light middleweight, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather will be out to maintain his unbeaten streak in his fight career when he takes on Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.
In what is the richest fight in history, Mayweather will earn a staggering $41.5 million for the fight, his 45th of his glittering career.
With only history books left to chase now for Mayweather, his pursuit of a perfect 50-0 career would be the biggest factor driving him in the lightweight of his career.
‘Money’ faces only his second fight after spending time in prison for domestic abuse with the future hall-of-famer lacking some of his usual timing in his win against Robert Guerrero.
After weathering the early storm against Guerrero, Mayweather was able to largely dictate terms of the fight as he earned a unanimous decision victory.
Rather than sit on the shelf and possibly become stale, Mayweather jumped right back in the gym and signed to fight Alvarez, just four months after last stepping into the squared circle.
The fact that Mayweather got back to work straight away means he will look better in the earlier rounds against Alvarez, with the American looking to use his now familiar counter-punching style.
‘Canelo’ will also be putting his undefeated title on the line this weekend as he looks to defend his WBC, WBA and The Ring light middleweight titles, with the bout coming at the catchweight of 152lbs.
Alvarez was last seen in action in April this year when he beat highly fancied Austin trout by unanimous decision in San Antonio.
Alvarez showed off his power shots against Trout, knocking him down in the seventh round, the first time he had been sat down in his career.
Using good head movement and his setting up his power shots, Alvarez defended his belts that will go on the line this weekend.
Despite also fighting with a perfect record, with some pundits arguing that many of the victories came against outmatched foes, the 23-year-old Alvarez will be taking another step up in class this weekend.
Due to this, Mayweather will walk away with his 45th victory in his career via unanimous decision.
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