Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez will happen September 14, says Floyd

Al Bello

Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand. Boxing fans, it looks like we're getting The Fight.

Floyd Mayweather announced on Twitter tonight that he will be fighting Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Showtime pay-per-view.

Dan Rafael of ESPN.com says that the fight will have a maximum weight of 152 pounds, so it is a catchweight bout. The WBC and WBA junior middleweight titles will be on the line.

Here's what Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO) posted tonight:

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It is, indeed, what the fans want. Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO) is considered the top available threat to Mayweather, who at age 36 is still the best fighter in the world, but inarguably slipping past his peak a bit. Does that and the size advantage for Canelo open us up to the end of Money Mayweather's reign? It might. And it might not.

It's good to be a boxing fan tonight, folks. There's not a lot more to say about it. We've got the fight that has been demanded coming to us. It's going to be a huge, huge event. I am so stoked for this I can't put it into words just yet.

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