Mexico’s Saúl Álvarez  takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr of the US during their WBC/WBA  title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

It was billed as one of the biggest fights in boxing history, with the promoters promising to break pay-per-view and revenue records. It was touted a(...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr (left) and Canelo Alvarez hold a WBC super welterweight championship belt during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

If Oscar De La Hoya is the self-named Golden Boy of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr is surely the sport’s golden goose. When Floyd is in town, everyone ma(...)