I know, why is a mixed martial arts website posting an article about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match? Well, with the UFC still enjoying a brief hiatus and World Series of Fighting providing little to no thrills on Saturday night, we decided to see how the other half of combat sports lives.
All I can say is, $74.95 for that?!
With the four-part “All Access” series featuring “Money” Mayweather and Canelo that Showtime produced, boxing certainly knows how to generate hoopla for a blockbuster scrap. Unfortunately, as in most cases of late with boxing, the fight didn’t live up to the hype.
The most controversial incident of the night came when the judges’ scorecards were read. In a bout Mayweather had clearly won, judge CJ Ross inexplicably rendered it a (114-114) draw.
The other two judges were more on the same wavelength with the rest of the planet with their scores (116-112 and 117-111).
Final score: Mayweather by majority decision.
Mayweather bumped his professional record to an unblemished 45-0 mark, but more importantly, pocketed a guaranteed $41.5 million for 36 minutes of work. However, it has been reported “Money” could score around $100 million once his pay-per-view check comes in the mail (can I get a refund on my $74.95 then?).
Canelo’s resume dropped to 42-1-1.
Baseball star Shane Victorino and most MMA fans were thinking the same thing after watching Mayweather do his thang again.
“Much rather watch @ufc fights,” Victorino tweeted.
FYI – UFC pay-per-views only cost $54.95.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted Saturday’s festivities.
Please click the video player below to watch the highlights: