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Mayweather shows difference in class with victory over Canelo

(Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing)
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Floyd ’Money’ Mayweather Jr. lands hard on Saul Canelo Alvarez.

All Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com

By John Novoselac at ringside


In front of a sold out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Floyd Money Mayweather defeated Mexico’s Saul Canelo Alvarez in 12 rounds to win the Ring Magazine, WBC, and WBA 154 pound titles.  With the win, Floyd retained his undefeated record.  

Over 12 rounds, Mayweather moved, pot shotted, and boxed to complete befuddlement to his Mexican foe.  

Inexplicably, judge CJ Ross thought the fight was a draw (114-114).  No one on earth agreed with her.  The other two judges rightfully called it in Mayweather’s favor (116-112 and 117-111), which was ruled officially as a majority decision.
 

From the second round the difference in class became apparent.  Canelo chased, followed, and stalked Floyd to absolutely no avail.  Alvarez would throw shots and hit mostly air over the course of the 12 rounds.


Mayweather looked as sharp as ever and defied his age of 36 once again.  

Determination and youth were all that the youngster from Mexico could muster, and as the rounds progressed he slowly realized it.

 
The crowd was decidedly in Canelo’s favor, but their initial enthusiasm fizzled as quickly as his stamina.  Chants of ’Me hee co!’ slowed as the fight progressed, as did their fighter.

Alvarez would become confused, perplexed, and almost disoriented despite Floyd’s lack of concussive power.  Late in the fight Mayweather appeared to have Canelo hurt and in trouble, but he failed to take out his opponent.

With the win, Mayweather moves closer to his goal of an undefeated record and retirement.  Canelo really doesn’t lose much, as taking a loss from the face of the boxing won’t do much to damage his drawing power.

Where does Floyd go from here?  History will record it.


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