Canelo Alvarez lasted all twelve rounds against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr., but in the end it was an another uneventful fight for the best boxer in the world.
Mayweather earned approximately $3.5 million every round, for a record breaking total of a $41.5 million purse. Money well spent, if you wagered on Mayweather, who dominated from the opening bell to the final majority decision.
Mayweather efficiently, and sometimes brutally, served punches to the unbeaten Alvarez, who was bigger and punched harder than he did. In the end, Alvarez was just like every Mayweather challenger–unable to hit the elusive boxer.
Mayweather was favored 117-111 and 116-112 by two ringside judges, while a third inexplicably had the by fight 114-114.
“I just listened to my corner, listened to my dad,” Mayweather said. “My dad had a brilliant game plan, and I went out there and got the job done.”
Mayweather continues to remain unbeaten after 45 fights, and gets to add the Jr. Middleweight title and hardware to his collection.