On Saturday night, Sept. 14, Floyd Mayweather produced a masterful performance by dominating a game but outmatched Saul Alvarez in front of a packed crowd inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather, a roughly three-to-one betting favorite heading into the contest, was sharp throughout the bout and seemed to show a little more aggression than some may have expected early in the contest.
The 23-year old Alvarez, the WBA and WBC junior middleweight titlist heading into the match, simply couldn’t find a way to crack through against the always-elusive Mayweather.
After twelve one-sided rounds of action, judges Craig Metcalfe and Dave Moretti scored the contest 117-111 and 116-112 while a bizarre 114-114 scorecard from C.J. Ross was issued.
With the victory, Mayweather improves his record to 45-0 with 26 knockouts while Alvarez drops to 42-1-1 with 30 knockouts.
Photographer Naoki Fukuda was kind enough to share some ringside photos with us, as the images tell the tale of a truly great fighter who was simply too much for one of the sport’s upcoming stars.
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