By Clive Bernath: Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr and WBC light-middleweight champ Saul Alvarez have signed to fight each other in a battle of unbeaten boxers in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 14. The pride of Mexico will take on boxing’s most recognised face at the MGM Grand.
"I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez," Mayweather tweeted earlier today. "I’m giving the fans what they want."
Mayweather’s Chief Executive of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe confirmed the news to ESPN.com: "It’s a done deal and Floyd is very excited to give the fans what they want. This is the fight they wanted and this is what they are getting. It’s the biggest fight in all of boxing. It’s the biggest fight Floyd can possibly make."
It is indeed the biggest fight in boxing at the present time pitting Boxing’s established world No.1 against Alvarez, 42-0-1-(30),the man tipped to be Mexico’s next big boxing superstar. The bout will be made at 152lbs and both their titles will be on the line.
With Mayweather Jr being the naturally smaller man the weight difference on fight night could be vast. Although the men will weigh in at 152lbs during the official weigh in the day before Alvarez could enter the ring a day later at around 168lbs while Mayweather Jr may put on just a couple of extra pounds. If that is indeed the case then ‘Money will have to be as fast and as mobile as he has ever been.
May 29, 2013