Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez meet Saturday night in Las Vegas in a showdown between the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board’s top two junior middleweights. Alvarez is ranked No. 1 in the division, while pound-for-pound king Mayweather, who is a more natural welterweight, is ranked No. 2.
The two men will fight at a 152-pound catchweight. The outcome will crown the lineal 154-pound champion according to the keeper of such things, the TBRB.
In his last fight, Mayweather returned from a one-year layoff to dominate Robert Guerrero over 12 masterful rounds of pure boxing. It was vintage Mayweather in his finest form.
Meanwhile, Alvarez outfought previously undefeated southpaw titlist Austin Trout to unify the WBC and WBA junior welterweight title belts. More importantly, the win solidified Alvarez as a viable and lucrative dance partner for Mayweather.
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: Showtime PPV starts at 9 p.m. ET; main event around 11 p.m. ET
Venue: MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
Odds: Mayweather (-225), Alvarez (+175)
Note: Odds provided by Vegas Insider.com and correct as of 9/8/2013 at 6:00 p.m. ET; subject to change.