Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. pocketed $41.5 million last night as he punched and pounded his way to victory over Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. See Lil’ Kim, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne, LL Cool J and other celebs cheer Floyd to victory Last night, Floyd Mayweather won his 45th straight fight as he ended with a 12-round majority decision over Mexican boxing champ Saul Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 36-year-old champion pocketed a purse worth an estimated $41.5 million in what ESPN called the “richest event in boxing history” and what insiders predict will challenge the all-time pay-per-view record of 2.44 million buys (a record Floyd set in 2007 when he battled Oscar De La Hoya). The champ told ESPN, “Canelo is a young, strong champion. A great Mexican champion. I take my hat off to him and to Mexico. He can take a loss and bounce back. Seventeen years, and I’m still going strong. I think had I pressed the attack earlier, I could have gotten the stoppage, but I am very happy with my performance.” Before the fight……. Floyd was escorted to the ring by Lil’ Wayne and Justin Bieber. Lil’ Kim was among the celebs who came out to support Floyd Mayweather. Once upon a time, there were rumors that the two were a couple. “I Dream Of Nene” star Laura Govan watched the match with her brother Lonnie Govan. Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington sat ringside. Diddy (seated next to Rick Ross) shook the hands of a few lucky fans. Busta Rhymes was spotted. Photos via melissiarene Instagram/jblazeofficial Instagram/djkhaled Instagram/ IAmDIddy Instagram/Wire/Getty culled from theybf.com
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