|Posted by Jackscullin on September 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM|
On September 14th, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the pound-for-pound best Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. fought rising star Saul "Canelo Alvarez and won a split decision. The fight broke the all time record for pay-pre-view buys for boxing, generating 150 million dollars. For anyone who watched the fight, its very hard to believe that I just wrote "split" decision instead of "unanimous." However, one of the judges, C.J. Ross scored the fight as a draw, making any boxing fan with the least bit of knowledge on the sport puke. Coincidently, she is the same judge that scored 2012 bout Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley in Bradley's favor, another despicable choice for the winner and ultimately contributed to the decision for Bradley in the end. Furthermore, this kind of judging by inexperienced or possibly compromised judges is deplorable, leaving a bad taste in the mouth of a fan and tarnishing a fighter's legacy. The fight on Saturday, although poorly judged, still went to the rightful winner, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd simply outclassed his opponent with skillfully and precise strikes landed. He expertly defended nearly all of Alvarez's power shots while returning shots in devasting fashion. Canelo simply could not find Mayweather in the ring and had to continually chase him as his opponent used angles and speed to tag him back. Alvarez did his best to find a way to win but as he found out with forty-four other opponents, Mayweather is simply too good. Mayweather also came out in style with artist Lil Wayne rapping "A Milli" live by his side and Justin Bieber trailing beside with shades. He also came out on top earning over 40 million dollars but at 36 how much longer does Mayweather truly have in the sport? Who knows, but until he retires you can be sure I will watch him fight and continue to prove why he is the best.