Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez take to the ring this Saturday night, September 14th 2013, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the Super Welterweight World Championship, the WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight.
So Who’s the One? This is how the biggest fight in years is being promoted. This Live Pay-Per-View fight is expected to come close to the all time Pay Per View sales of over 2.5 million homes.
Regardless of the outcome this will be a big payday for both fighters with the main draw Mayweather receiving guarantee money of over 40 million while Alvarez would have a nice take home check in the 5 million range.
Both boxers are in top shape and come in with sterling records. Mayweather is undefeated and hasn’t lost a match while the much younger Alvarez also has more than 40 matches under his belt. Not so bad for a young fighter.
Mayweather with loads of more experience and quality fights is expected to win this thing; however, the younger and more powerful Alvarez could do some damage with some heavy punches. Look for Alverez to be the aggressor as he might have to get things done early on in the fight to have a chance to pull off an upset.
While following the fight on Pay-Per-View on TV is expected and satisfying entertainment watching how things unfold on Twitter is just as or more exciting.
On Twitter people tweet in real time their reaction to almost every second of the fight. It’s something that the TV just can’t substitute for.
Below are Twitter accounts and various Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez tweets and hashtags on Twitter.
@FloydMayweather: the official verified Twitter account of Floyd Mayweather with a solid 4.1 million followers and over 5,000 tweets to the date of this fight with Canelo Alvarez. Tweeting news leading up to this fight including pay-per-view ordering details.
@caneloOficial: the official verified Twitter account of professional boxer Canelo Alvarez with over 283,000 followers and 3,000 plus tweets. Canelo’s camp is tweeting heavily leading up to this event with Floyd Mayweather.
@MGMGrand: the official verified Twitter account for the venue of the Mayweather Canelo fight, the MGM Grand Hotel Twitter page has over 134,000 followers and 12,000 tweets as of the date of this fight.