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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Canelo Alvarez report
Who won Mayweather Jr vs Alvarez?
Floyd Mayweather Jr beat Canelo Alvarez by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th September 2013 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 114-114, 117-111 in favor of winner Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the unified super welterweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBA belts on the line.
Mayweather Jr vs Alvarez stats
Floyd Mayweather Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 44 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Canelo Alvarez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 42 wins and 1 draw, with 30 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Canelo had advantage in power over Mayweather Jr, with a 71% knock out percentage over Mayweather Jr's 59%.
Floyd Mayweather Jr was the older man by 14 years, at 46 years old.
Canelo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mayweather Jr. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr & Canelo Alvarez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mayweather Jr was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 9 years earlier than Canelo, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 411 to Canelo's 460.
Mayweather Jr vs Alvarez form
Canelo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
Before that, he had defeated Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
He had won against Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Mayweather Jr's last 3 fights had come over a period of 15 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 years, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.3 rounds on average.
Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
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