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Friday, September 13, 2013

Boxing’s Most Anticipated Match Up Also Has A Huge Payday

Floyd Mayweather (left) will fight Saul "Conelo" Alvarez in what could be one of the most lucrative fights in recent history. (AP)

Floyd Mayweather (left) will fight Saul “Conelo” Alvarez in what could be one of the most lucrative fights in recent history. (AP)

Tomorrow in Las Vegas, two undefeated boxers — Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez — will duke it out for the super welterweight title.

The highly anticipated fight is also setting a record as the highest paid fight in history. It could garner as much as $200 million in sponsorships and pay-per-view fees.

Veteran fighter Floyd “Money” Mayweather, 36, will receive $41.5 million dollars for the Showtime Pay-Per-View brawl. Mayweather has an undefeated record spanning 17 years.

His opponent is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a 23-year-old Mexican, who has garnered a lot of buzz with his undefeated record.

Guest

  • Ron Borges, columnist for the Boston Herald. He tweets @RonBorges.

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