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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, foe of Mayweather, stirs fan fervor
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, foe of Mayweather, stirs fan fervor

LAS VEGAS — All the measuring sticks show that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's popularity continues to rise to almost unprecedented levels. The 23-year-old Mexican star will be the crowd favorite Saturday night inside the MGM Grand, site of Alvarez's junior-middleweight world title fight against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. for which $20.03 million in tickets — a U.S. boxing record — sold in one hour. Alvarez promoter Richard Schaefer said that the sports director of Mexico television network Televisa, Alberto Sosa, expects the Mayweather-Alvarez fight to be one of the most widely viewed events in the country's television history. Mexico's...

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