Not only did Floyd Mayweather receive the championship belt this past weekend, but he also took home a new record.
Mayweather defeated Mexican boxer, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez via a unanimous decision for the super welterweight world titles in front of the crowd of 16,746 at the Grand Garden Arena September 14 2013.
Unfortunately, it did not result to a knockout and Mayweather only won two of the three judge’s scorecards – 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112. He then grabbed the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles from Alvarez.
His victory made him still the undefeated boxer and extended his winning streak to 45 plus. He received the biggest earnings in boxing history with $41.5 million plus additional amount in pay-per-view which could reach until $60 million. And with his win against Canelo, his earnings could boost up to $350 million.
Mayweather became a professional boxer in 1996 with a bronze medal at Atlanta Summer Olympics. His first PPV fight was against Arturo Gatti in 2005. In 2006, his earnings jumped after a pair of fights with Zab Judah and Carlos Baldomir where he netted $13 million to a record of 37-0. Also on that same year, he made a split from Top Rank and its promoter Bob Arum and started his own promotion company, the Mayweather Promotions.
In 2007, his earnings started boosting with his fight with Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya which set a record for PPV buys with 2.44 million. Mayweather earned $25 million while De La Hoya received $52 million. Mayweather earned $25 million against Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez; $40 million with Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz; $45 million against Miguel Cotto; and $34 million against Robert Guerrero.
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