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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
Back in September 2013, 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 13 years, at 36 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 87 less professional rounds, 397 to Canelo's 484.
Mayweather Jr vs Alvarez form
Mayweather Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Robert Guerrero on 4th May 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Miguel Cotto on 5th May 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Manuel Marquez on 19th September 2009 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Ricky Hatton on 8th December 2007 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
He had won against Oscar De La Hoya on 5th May 2007 by split decision in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Nevada.
Mayweather Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Canelo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
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