Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Álvarez

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The One
DateSeptember 14, 2013
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
Title(s) on the lineWBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super welterweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mexico Saúl Álvarez
Nickname Money Canelo
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada,
Guadalajara, Jalisco,
Pre-fight record 44–0-0 (26 KO) 42–0–1 (30 KO)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Style Orthodox Orthodox
Recognition WBA (Super) super welterweight champion
WBC and The Ring welterweight champion
WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring super welterweight champion

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Álvarez, billed as "The One", was a boxing light middleweight championship superfight. The bout was held on September 14, 2013, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on Showtime PPV. The bout took place at a 152-pound catchweight, two pounds below the light middleweight limit of 154 pounds.[1][2] Mayweather received $41.5 million for this fight before taking into account pay-per-view sales. [3]

The fight was won by Mayweather in a 12-round majority decision in front of a sold out crowd of 16,746. Judge C. J. Ross scored the fight 114–114, a draw. Judge Dave Moretti had it 116–112, and Craig Metcalfe scored it 117–111. Ross retired after this fight, after the scorecards were roundly criticized for not reflecting how dominant Mayweather's performance was.[4][5][6][7][8] Out of 86 media scorecards, all 86 scored the fight for Mayweather, with an average score of 119-109.[9]

Fight card[edit]

Weight Class vs. Method Round Time Notes
Light middleweight United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. (c) def. Mexico Canelo Álvarez (c) MD 12/12 [note 1]
Light welterweight United States Danny García (c) def. Argentina Lucas Matthysse (ic) UD 12/12 [note 2]
Light middleweight Mexico Carlos Amado Molina def. United States Ishe Smith (c) SD 12/12 [note 3]
Welterweight Mexico Pablo César Cano def. United Kingdom Ashley Theophane SD 10/10
Super middleweight Romania Ronald Gavril def. United States Shujaa El Amin UD 8/8
Middleweight United States Chris Pearson def. United States Josh Williams TKO 1/8 1:14
Super middleweight United States Luís Arias def. United States James Winchester UD 6/6
Super middleweight United States Lanell Bellows def. United States Jordan Moore KO 1/4 2:30

International broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Argentina Space
TV Pública Digital
 Australia Main Event
 Brazil SporTV
 Belgium BeTV
 Cambodia CTN
 Canada Viewers Choice
 Chile Space
 China CCTV-5
 Colombia Space
 Denmark TV3 Sport
 Estonia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Ecuador Space
 France beIN Sport
 Germany DMAX
 Hungary Sport 1
 Iceland Stöð 2 Sport
 Israel Sport 1
 Italy Sportitalia
 Japan WOWOW
 Latvia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Lithuania Viasat Sport Baltic
 Malaysia Astro

Country Broadcaster
 Mexico Televisa
 New Zealand Sky Arena
 Norway Viasat Sport
 Panama RPC-TV
 Peru Space
 Philippines GMA Network
GMA News TV1
 Poland Orange Sport
 Portugal SPORT.TV2
 Qatar Al Jazeera Sports
 Romania GSP TV
 Russia Rossiya 2
 Singapore SuperSports
 Spain Canal+
 South Africa SuperSport
 Thailand TrueVisions
 Ukraine XSPORT
 United Kingdom BoxNation
 United States Showtime PPV
US Military AFN Sports
 Venezuela Meridiano

1The GMA News TV telecast ceased commercial operations due to high airtime cost with live coverage via satellite feed of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Álvarez, part of GMA News TV ceased broadcasting operations due to the network's "disappointing" development. The GMA Network management announced that GMA News TV would sign-off on December 31, 2013, but the sign-off never materialized.


  1. ^ Lem Satterfield (30 May 2013). "Mayweather-Alvarez is set for Sept. 14 – RingTV". Ringtv.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ Dan Rafael (30 May 2013). "Mayweather-Alvarez to fight at 152". ESPN. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Google Trends 2013: 'Mayweather vs Canelo' breaks top 10 in U.S". Archived from the original on 2017-10-18. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  4. ^ "Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez - as it happened". The Guardian. London. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Mayweather wins majority decision vs. Alvarez". USA Today. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. ^ "As it happened". BBC Sport. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Mayweather dominates Alvarez despite laughable scorecards". The Ring. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  8. ^ Staff, B. N. "Looking back on that infamous CJ Ross Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez scorecard - Boxing News". www.boxingnewsonline.net. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  9. ^ Christ, Scott (2013-09-15). "CJ Ross: 'I stand behind my decision'". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2021-05-05.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
W12 Robert Guerrero
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bouts
September 14, 2013
Succeeded by
W12 Marcos Maidana
Preceded by
W12 Austin Trout
Canelo Álvarez' bouts
September 14, 2013
Succeeded by
KO10 Alfredo Angulo
Juan Manuel Marquez
KO6 Manny Pacquiao
The Ring Magazine Event of the Year
Carl Froch KO8
George Groves