LAS VEGAS, June 18 - It all started with a Tweet on May 29...
"I chose my opponent for September 14," wrote Floyd "Money" Mayweather, "and it's Canelo Alvarez. I'm giving the fans what they want. It will be at the MGM Grand."
With that, the biggest fight of 2013 became a reality, as Mayweather, boxing's reigning pound for pound king, will put his perfect 44-0 record on the line against Mexican superstar and undefeated Canelo in a Super Welterweight World Championship Unification bout. Tickets for the highly anticipated mega-fight go on sale Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets will be priced at $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $600 and $350, not including applicable service charges, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person, a limit of 10 per person at the $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $600 and $350 price levels and a limit of two per person at the $350 price level. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Mayweather vs. Canelo, a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Valvoline. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).
THE PREFIGHT TALE OF THE TAPE
Mayweather: United States
WORLD TITLE FIGHT WINS
Shane Mosley: Mayweather W12/Canelo W12
Carlos Baldomir: Mayweather W12/Canelo KO6
Mayweather: 4,098,947 (as of Tuesday, June 18) UPDATE?
Canelo: 228,410 (as of Tuesday, June 18) UPDATE?
ATTENDANCE FOR LAST FIGHT
GOAL ON SEPTEMBER 14
For more information, visit www.floydmayweather.com, www.mayweatherpromotions.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.sports.sho.com and www.mgmgrand.com, follow on Twitter at @FloydMayweather, @CaneloOficial, @MayweatherPromo, @GoldenBoyBoxing, @mgmgrand and @SHOSportsor become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather, www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/SHOsports.