Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul Alvarez
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2013-09-14 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 150½ lbs beat Saul Alvarez 152 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Kenny Bayless
- Judge: Dave Moretti 116-112
- Judge: C.J. Ross 114-114
- Judge: Craig Metcalfe 117-111
- Official scorecard.
- Unofficial Associated Press scorecard: 119-109 Mayweather
- Unofficial ESPN.com scorecard: 120-108 Mayweather
- Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon Jr.
- Aired On: Showtime Pay-Per-View (Main Event)
- World Boxing Council Super Welterweight Title (7th defense by Alvarez)
- World Boxing Association Super World Super Welterweight Title (1st defense by Alvarez)
- The Ring Magazine Junior Middleweight Title (1st defense by Alvarez)
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. 44-0 (26 KOs) vs. Saul Alvarez 42-0-1 (30 KOs)
- Mayweather Jr. entered as the #1 boxer pound-for-pound in the world and the #1 junior middleweight contender according to The Ring Magazine. He also was recognized as the welterweight champion by the publication and held the WBC welterweight title. Alvarez entered as The Ring's junior middleweight champion and their #9 boxer pound-for-pound. 
- Both Mayweather and Alvarez were recognized as super welterweight super champions by the WBA. The WBA's ratings listed Mayweather as SUPER CHAMPION and Alvarez as UNIFIED CHAMPION. Alvarez also held the WBC super welterweight title.
- Mayweather was guaranteed a record $41.5 million purse, while Alvarez was expected to make about $12 million.  
- Promotions for the fight included an 11-city, two-country media and fan tour. The tour was the biggest one mounted for a fight since 2007, when Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya also visited 11 cities in the build up to their junior middleweight championship fight, which set the all-time pay-per-view record with nearly 2.5 million buys. 
- As a first in history, the WBC announced that they would award the winner a belt in large 24K gold (not plated). The WBA also stated that they would present a special belt to the winner.
- Tickets went on sale on June 25 with prices of $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $600, and $350. The event sold out within 24 hours.
- The fight set an all-time gate record for a boxing event with ticket sales above $18.6 million. The previous record was set by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. . A week after the bout, it was reported that there had been 2.2 million pay-per-view units, with revenues of some $150 million; and a record gate of $20 million (16,146 seats at an average of $1,240 per ticket). 
- It was the 11th overall and 8th consecutive fight for Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the fourth appearance for Alvarez at the venue.
- Alvarez entered ranging from a 2½-to-1 to 2-to-1 betting underdog. 
- The bout was fought at a catch weight of 152 lbs.