If you’ve got plans on the 14th of September that don’t involve going to your local sports bar or ordering PPV and sitting in front of your TV at home to watch The One, you need to reconsider. This event promises to be one of the biggest boxing events in recent history. The card features three 12 round, 5star, world title fights headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez in a Light Middleweight super fight. Floyd was recently given the ESPY fighter of the year award for the fifth time and second year straight. Alvarez was also a nominee for this award. Another nominee Danny Garcia will also showcase his skills on the undercard. If you still keep a journal or diary, write it down and lock in this date. If you don’t, make a mental note and don’t forget because this event is not to be missed.
Ishe Smith v Carlos Molina
A Light Middleweight title fight between IBF World champion ‘Sugar’ Ishe Smith and Mexican contender Carlos Molina will feature on the undercard. Some may remember Ishe Smith as a contestant on the original Contender series. Both fighters have similar records, Smith with 25 wins (11kos) and 5 losses and Molina with 21 wins (6kos) 5 losses and 2 draws. These fighters match up well and this contest should be an exciting display between technical boxers.
Danny Garcia v Lucas Matthysse
As mentioned before, Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia was nominated for the ESPY fighter of the year award. He is the WBA Super World and WBC Light Welterweight champion. He is undefeated with a record of 26 wins (16kos) 0 losses. If he wishes to maintain his undefeated record and keep his belts, he will have to defeat hard hitting Argentinean Lucas Matthysee who has a record of 34 wins (32kos) and just 2 losses. Matthysee is nicknamed ‘La Máquina’ which translates to The Machine. If you have seen him, this is a very fitting. This may be as anticipated as the main event and proves to be a thrilling contest.
Floyd Mayweather v Saul Alvarez
I think even to the most casual boxing spectator Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather needs little introduction. The undisputed, pound for pound king has an unblemished record of 44W (26kos) and 0 losses. His opponent is Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. He also has an incredible record of 42 wins (30kos) 0 losses and 1 draw. Alvarez who is only 23 is actually the champion going into this fight holding both the WBC Light Middleweight and WBA Super World Light Middleweight titles. Mayweather typically campaigns at Welterweight (147lbs), while Alvarez naturally fights at Light Middleweight (154lbs). There however have been agreements to weigh in no heavier than 152lbs 24hours before the fight. Alvarez will have a size advantage but Mayweather could go down as the best defensive fighter of all time. Either way, someone will be walking away from with fight with the first loss of their career. Who will it be?