There's Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez live online and televised boxing coverage on Saturday, Sept. 15 as part of a big day in the sports world. The big event's start time takes place hours after a huge NCAA football game featuring Alabama and Texas A&M. The Mayweather vs. Canelo online coverage will take place via ESPN chat, with televised coverage on the pay-per-view.
9/15 Update: Mayweather vs. Canelo fight results and video
According to a Newsday report on Sept. 13, Mayweather is a 2 1/2 to 1 favorite to defeat Mexican boxing star Saul Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night. That's not quite as heavy a favorite as he was in several previous matches, mostly due to the fact Alvarez is undefeated with over 40 fights, just like Mayweather. Canelo Alvarez enters the fight at a record of 42-0-1 and is the current WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Light Middleweight Champion. Mayweather has a record of 44-0 with 26 wins coming via knockout. He's also the current WBC welterweight and super welterweight champion, among other titles and accolades.
For "Money" Mayweather, this latest fight will not only be about trying to gain another big victory on his resume, but also about the payday. Floyd stands to receive $41.5 million guaranteed from the fight and more money to come if this is a successful pay-per-view. That amount will add to his already hefty net worth which was recently reported as about $123 million, all in one bank account.
However, he's proven his talents and Mayweather believes he has the keys to success for the latest fight as well. He considers himself a one-of-a-kind talent with the tools to succeed against Canelo Alvarez. He told the media prior to the bout, "There's a thousand different ways I can beat a guy." Mayweather added:
"I've got a lot more experience than he has at this level and that's going to be a key. I feel like I'm the last of my breed. I earned it the hard way."
That will of course be the main event on the pay-per-view fight card at MGM Garden Arena tonight in Las Vegas, but several other bouts make up the the fight card and undercard. A Super Lightweight matchup will pit champion Danny Garcia in a title defense against Lucas Matthysse, while Junior Middleweight champ Ishe Smith defends against Carlos Amado Molina of Meixco. In a Welterweight battle, Ashley Theopane of Great Britain faces Pablo Cesar Cano, also of Mexico.
The rest of the fight undercard will feature bouts between American boxers, with the exception of Ronald Gavril from Romania as he faces USA's Shujaa El Amin. The full fight card can be seen here at the Showtime site.
The Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight start time is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Showtime pay-per-view will be the place for viewers to order and watch on TV via their cable or satellite providers. For those who want to follow live online coverage of the fight, the ESPN.com Fight Credential blog will have round-by-round updates and results from tonight's major boxing match.
Comment below with which fighter you think will win: Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Saul Canelo Alvarez? How many rounds will this one go?