News: Lil Wayne Reacts To Floyd's Big Night, Calls Mayweather "One Of The Greatest" Ever
Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 1:55PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne made sure to root for the right boxer last night (September 14) and has applauded Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for continuing his dominance in the ring.
Weezy F. Baby hopped onto his Twitter page early Sunday to give props to Mayweather and the history he continues to pave.
"Proud to be a part of the legacy of one of the greatest athletes that ever lived. & that's the legacy of the great Floyd "$" Mayweather TMT!," Wayne tweeted September 15. (Lil Wayne's Twitter)
The mega rap star and pop sensation Justin Bieber escorted Floyd to the ring Saturday (September 14) night.
Floyd Mayweather's entered the ring to face Canelo Alvarez in his signature over-the-top style, flanked by rapper Lil Wayne and pop superstar Justin Bieber. Mayweather walked to the ring as Lil Wayne performed a live remix of his hit song "A Milli," while Justin Bieber just silently strutted and looked cool. (USA Today)
While opponent Canelo Alvarez managed to land big punches on Floyd, Mayweather still secured a majority decision.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed the younger Saul "Canelo" Alvarez by majority decision Saturday night, out-jabbing, out-working and out-moving the Mexican star. Judge C.J. Ross questionably scored the bout 114-114, but judge Dave Moretti had it 116-112 for Mayweather Jr. and Canadian judge Craig Metcalfe had it 117-111 for the now 45-0 Mayweather. Mayweather, 36, repeatedly beat the 23-year old Alvarez (42-1-1) to take his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. lightmiddleweight belts, saying afterward it was one of his finest performances. "He's very elusive," Alvarez said. "Very intelligent, frustration was getting in there. He's a great fighter." (Los Angeles Times)
According to reports, the undefeated champ will receive a guaranteed $41.5 million from the fight and most likely up to $350 million when the extra payouts are tallied up.
Floyd Mayweather puts his legacy and undefeated record on the line Saturday night when he steps into the ring against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Mayweather will receive a record guarantee of $41.5 million (Canelo is due $5 million) and is in line for a total payout millions more after all of the pay-per-view receipts are counted and "Money" Mayweather takes his cut. In a 17-year career full of monster paydays, it will be the biggest one yet, topping the $45 million, including his share of PPV revenue, for fighting Miguel Cotto in 2012. Mayweather's cumulative earnings will likely hit $350 million with the Canelo fight. (Forbes)