When the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather fight fell through, nobody thought there would be another super fight to rival it in terms of anticipation, but along came Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who was ready to step up to the plate, and Challenge the reigning boxing king.
Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime have put together a stellar night of action from top to bottom you have great match ups along with 3 title fights. The Main Event is a WBA/WBC junior middleweight championship bout between two undefeated champions Floyd Mayweather Jr (44-0, 26 KOs) and Saul Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) and they are the two biggest stars in boxing.
Mayweather vs. Canelo has the chance of breaking all pay-per-view buy records, and will pocket Mayweather with a 41 million dollar guaranteed fight purse win or lose, the highest amongst any athlete for one event. For Canelo this is his chance to make history and claiming the greatest victory of his career should he defeat the crafty Mayweather.
The undercard will have a co-main event that could sell out Brooklyn’s Barclays center, its a light welterweight battle WBA, WBC, Ring light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) vs. Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs). This is the fight that has the boxing world buzzing as well, the winner is a possible opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. at 147 pounds should he get pass Canelo.
The third championship bout is a junior middleweight bout between IBF champion Ishe Smith and challenger Carlos Molina. Ishe Smith is best known for his time on the NBC reality show “The Contender”, he recently won his first world title against Cornelius Bundrage and is now defending it against one of the more difficult opponents in his division Carlos Molina.
Don’t miss Mayweather vs. Canelo live on Showtime pay-per-view on September 14, 2013 at 9 pm ET.