Boxing’s most recognized name, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, will put his perfect record on the line in September when he battles WBC Light Middleweight champion Saul Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to Alvarez’ WBC title, The Ring Light Middleweight belt, which currently belongs to Alvarez, as well as Mayweather’s WBA Super Light Middleweight strap will also be up for grabs. The latest Fight Odds from offshore bookmaker Bovada.lv have Mayweather listed as a -280 moneyline favorite ($280 wins $100); Alvarez is drawing +220 odds to hand Mayweather his first career loss.
Floyd Mayweather ran his record to 44-0 in May when he defeated fellow American Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather retained his WBC Welterweight title with the win while also capturing the vacant The Ring Welterweight title. The 36 year old Mayweather, who earned $32 million for the fight, topped Guerrero via unanimous decision, scoring a 117-111 edge on all three score cards.
Mayweather, who has shown less finishing power in recent years (seven of his last nine fights have been won by decision), will face, arguably, his most significant threat to date in Saul Alvarez.
Thirteen years Mayweather’s junior, Alvarez has compiled 42 wins in 43 professional fights. And, like Mayweather, the Guadalajara, Mexico native has never tasted defeat; his one non-victory, a 2006 battle with Jorge Juarez, was ruled a draw.
Alvarez, who has 31 career knockouts, last fought in late April when he took out American Austin Trout by unanimous decision. Alvarez won the WBA and The Ring Light Middleweight titles with the win over Trout and he retained his WBC Light Middleweight title.
Mayweather vs Alvarez Fight Odds: Provided by Bovada.lv
Floyd “Money” Mayweather -280
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez +220