September 15, 2013

Floyd Mayweather puts on dominating display in win: Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 10:38 AM - 3 comments

The judge who scored it 114-114 enjoyed a moment of fame last year when she was one of two who somehow scored the Bradley-Pacquiao fight for Bradley.

The decision in favour of Bradley caused Bob Arum to say he'd "never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight." Fortunately last night all it did was tip a very obvious Mayweather victory into a majority decision, but even so, I was open-mouth-stunned when it was read out.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:06 AM on September 15, 2013

It's not boxing if there's not at least a smidge of absurdity.

posted by etagloh at 03:21 PM on September 15, 2013

I had it 118-110 Mayweather. You can have some argument about the first three-four rounds, and I gave Canelo R8, but to make it a draw (especially giving Canelo four of the last five rounds) is...incomprehensible.

posted by Bonkers at 03:22 PM on September 15, 2013

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