Floyd Mayweather Serves Canelo Alvarez His Only Loss – September 14, 2013 (This Day In Boxing History)
Boxing fans say the sport was revived when Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring eight years ago.
Mayweather (now 50-0, 27 KOs) added another victory to his resume as well as claimed the WBA and WBC super welterweight title over a young Canelo Alvarez (now 56-1-2, 38 KOs) with a decision win.
Mayweather kept his opponent off balance and timed his jabs and counter punches. Alvarez attempted to catch the veteran boxer with blows, but his opponent’s signature defensive techniques didn’t allow it.
Mayweather, 44, won 15 major world championships. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” of the 2010s by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He retired with an undefeated record.
Alvarez, 31, meanwhile, only suffered a loss from Mayweather. He is known for his signature head swivels and overall boxing skills.
He’s scheduled to face Caleb Plant in a WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO super middleweight title fight on November 6.