Thursday, May 30, 2013
Posted by Sage of Six Path at 7:24 AM
It's on! Floyd Mayweather has just made things official-His next opponent will be WBC and WBA junior middleweight champ, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The contest, which will be contested at a 152 lb. catchweight, will be held on September 14 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Alvarez will bring his WBC and WBA 154 lb. belts to the affair, as well as the Ring Magazine title, while Mayweather will put up the WBA "super" junior middleweight title he won from Miguel Cotto last year.
The pay-per-view telecast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will likely generate the kind of buy rate Showtime had envisioned when they first signed the controversial Mayweather to a six-fight, 30-month deal, rumored to be the richest in boxing history. Alvarez, who will be 23 by fight night, has proven himself a draw in the United States as well.
His April 20 unanimous decision win over WBA titlist, Austin Trout at a jam-packed Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, also won the young fighter a certain level of boxing "street cred" after being widely criticized for a relatively weak recent stretch of opposition. Mayweather should hold most of the cards against the young, relatively flat-footed Mexican champ.
With an edge in speed, reflexes, and a massive advantage in overall ring smarts, Mayweather will likely be the heavy betting favorite and could, conceivably, take a wide unanimous decision. Mayweather-Alvarez was the right fight to make and it should be a truly intriguing match-up. Who do you think will win? The Mayweather vs Alvarez Tickets become available, they can be browsed and bought right here! So, you should buy your tickets before the sale ends. You must get the tickets as soon as it is available because they sell like hot cakes.