Floyd Mayweather (44-0) and Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1) put their undefeated records on the line this evening at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a 152-pound catchweight bout for Canelo’s WBC and Ring Light Middleweight Titles. The WBA Super Light Middleweight Title is also on the line. Someone’s “0” has got to go and ProMMAnow.com will bring you the round-by-round, blow-by-blow commentary on all the action. Stick with us for what is sure to be one of THE biggest boxing matches of 2013.
Mayweather vs. Canelo quick results (including undercard):
- 152 lbs.: Floyd Mayweather def. Canelo Alvarez by Majority Decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111)
- 140 lbs.: Danny Garcia def. Lucas Matthysse by unanimous decision (115-111, 114-112, 114-112)
- 154 lbs.: Carlos Molina def. Ishe Smith by split decision (117-111, 112-116, 116-112)
- 140 lbs.: Pablo Cesar Cano def. Ashley Theophane by split decision (98-92, 94-96, 97-93)
Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez (152 lbs. catchweight) LIVE results and play-by-play:
Round 1: Here we go kids… Can Canelo do what no one else has been able to? Left jab from Floyd. Left to body from Canelo. Left hook from Floyd. Canelo looks quite a bit thicker. Nice left from Floyd. Left to body from Floyd. Right to body from Canelo. Misses a right. Left jab from Floyd. Right from Floyd, left jab. Jab again, right hand. Counter left from Canelo gets Floyd’s attention. Pops a jab in return, again. PMN sees it 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 2: Floyd looks very calm. Left counter from Canelo, couple left jabs from Floyd. Again. Jab from Canelo, followed by a one two to the body. Again, kidney shot with the right. Jab from Canelo, Floyd fires back hard. Floyd keeping his left low protecting his body now, lands a couple jabs. Big one two from Canelo. Nice left hook from Canelo. Big right from Floyd. Close round in my opinion. PMN sees it 10-9 Canelo.
Round 3: Nice quick left jab from Mayweather. Body jab from Canelo, followed by a right to body, left to the chest. Another right to the body. Couple stiff left jabs from Floyd. Big one two, then a right from Floyd. Canelo stalking. Quick jab from Floyd. Canelo finds a couple of his own in return. Floyd’s back to the ropes, Canelo with a nice left hook. Floyd retreats to the center. Right to body from Canelo. Counter left from Floyd. Left jab from Canelo. Pretty close but PMN sees it 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 4: Couple of clinches have to be broken up. Floyd protecting his body. Double left hooks from Canelo. Jab from Floyd. Nice right. Right from Canelo to the body. Big right from Floyd, left jab to follow. Canelo lands a low blow. Floyd wants to touch, Canelo says no. Nice right to the body from Canelo. Right from Floyd in return. Nice straight right from Canelo, followed by a few to the body. Right to the head. Jab from Floyd, two more. Left hook counter from Floyd. Right hand. Left from Canelo. Floyd follows up with a left hook to the body and a right. Close round and good technical fighting here. PMN sees it 10-9 Canelo.
Round 5: Nice couple left hooks from Floyd. Left hook from Canelo. Floyd’s back to the cage. Canelo lands a few jabs of his own in return plus a big one two the backs Floyd up. Big left hook from Floyd. Big body combo from Floyd. His speed is remarkable.
Round 6: Floyd circling with jabs. Canelo comes in with power. Big left hook, again. Floyd fires off the jab, big right. Uppercut from Canelo. Neither guy afraid to trade. Nice right to body, left hook to the face from Floyd. Canelo gives Floyd a shoulder bump on a break. Floyd doesn’t like it. Ref wants it clean. Floyd fires off some nice jabs. Canelo with a one two. Big right from Floyd. Uppercut from Canelo. His speed is making the difference in this round, landing punches faster and making Canelo miss. PMN sees it 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 7: Big one two from Floyd. Jab, jab. Left from Canelo, uppercut, left hook. Floyd with the jab. Left right to body from Canelo. Right to body from Floyd. Jab from Floyd. Right hook, uppercut from Floyd, preceded by double jabs. Canelo’s back to the ropes and Floyd teeing off with light combos. Canelo fires back with power but the ghost is gone. Floyd is out boxing him. Left hook from Canelo. PMN has it 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 8: Jab from Floyd as he circles the outside. Nice right left hook to the body from Canelo. Couple rights from the clinch from Canelo as he hunts for Floyd. Jab from Floyd, he escapes the ropes. Canelo hunts. Big left hook to the body from Canelo. Floyd’s back to the ropes, big one two to the body from Canelo. Floyd circles with the jab. Back against the ropes and Canelo unloads a combo to the body. Floyd fires back with nice jabs and a huge right hand. Floyd gives him more punishment, powerful left snaps Canelo’s head back. Canelo had his moments but Floyd’s taking it. PMN sees it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 9: Jab from Floyd. Body jabs from Canelo. Jab from Floyd. Canelo attacks the body with big one twos, Floyd deflects much of it with his gloves. Left hook counter from Canelo as Floyd goes to the body with a jab. Right hook from Canelo. One two follows. Nice double jab, right to the body from Canelo. Huge right hand from Floyd lands clean. Jab, jab, feint. Nice couple rights from Canelo. Right from Floyd. Double jabs from Floyd, right to the body. PMN sees it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 10: Left hook from Canelo, double jab follows. Left jab from Floyd. Canelo with a couple nice left hands. Right to body from Floyd. Canelo fires back. Floyd snapping the left jab and finding a home on Canelo’s chin. Canelo against the ropes. Nice right lands. Right to body from Canelo. Floyd against the ropes. Canelo with a right then a big body combo. Floyd gets out of there and returns to the center. Toe to toe. Floyd with the jab, combos and speed, Canelo the bigger man with power can’t seem to keep up. PMN has it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 11: Left right to body from Canelo. Big right to the body from Canelo as Floyd tries to retreat. Left jab from Canelo. Big right from Floyd. Jab, jab, nice left hook, jab from Floyd, another jab. His speed and combos are beautiful. One handed combos even. Snapping jab finds its target. Canelo goes for the body with his own combinations. Floyd gets away from the ropes. Canelo trying to cut him off. Snapping jab from Floyd, he’s almost toying with Canelo here. PMN has it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 12: Left jab from Floyd. Right from Canelo. Interesting Canelo’s corner had no sense of urgency between rounds. He needs a KO in my opinion. Floyd with the jab. He circles the ring. Quick left jab, left hook from Floyd. His footwork and speed leaves Canelo hitting air. Brief clinch and Canelo unloads some short punishment. Toe to toe now. Right hook from Canello. Jab from Floyd. Floyd dances out the last 10 seconds. Keep in mind Canelo is ONLY 23 years old. Floyd is 36. Canelo didn’t do bad. Floyd is just that good. PMN sees it 10-9 for Floyd. Great experience for Canelo.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Floyd Mayweather def. Canelo Alvarez by Majority Decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111)