Mayweather bests Alvarez to remain ‘The One’
Floyd Mayweather Jr maintained his unbeaten professional record with a comfortable victory over a game Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Mayweather, 36, displayed his full array of devensive trickery to negate his younger foe’s physical advantages- comfortably dealing with the differences in size and age.
The previously undefeated Alvarez weighed in for the catchweight contest at 152 pounds with the expectation being that the Mexican, 23, would re-hydrate to over 165 pounds.
Despite his perceived physical supremacy, Alvarez failed to take Mayweather into dangerous water- seemingly unable to force his American opponent to operate at a high enough intesity to test his stamina.
As it was, a number a of close rounds were pocketed by Mayweather, as Alvarez saw the majority of his best shots land on the arms of the undefeated and heavily backed at bwin.com/en/boxing champion.
Despite the comprehensive nature of the fight, one of the three ringside judges scored the contest a draw, while the two remaining judges handed Mayweather a majority decision with scores of 117-111 and 116-112.
On the undercard, Danny Garcia maintained his own unblemished professional record with a surprise points win over knockout artist Lucas Matthysse.