Floyd Mayweather put on perhaps the greatest performance of his career, unifying the light middleweight titles in a dominant performance over previously undefeated Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.  Yet, the official scores were decidedly closer than most observers had it.  From ringside, I had Canelo winning 2 rounds at most.  Yet all three judges had him winning more than that, with judge CJ Ross rendering the fight a draw at 6 rounds apiece.  We have seen questionable scores from her in the recent past, most notably scoring Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao that also left onlookers perplexed.  Nonetheless, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer stood behind his judge, explaining that fights are not judged as a whole, but rather by round.  This makes as much sense as Ross' score.  At this point, CJ Ross has indicated to Kizer that she will be taking some time off from boxing.  Here is hoping that it's permanent.

Despite Canelo's one sided defeat, he will still be marketable in fights if he is matched properly and guided back.  The early talk is he will face off against Carlos Molina, who picked up the IBF light middleweight strap this past Saturday night on the undercard from Ishe Smith.  If Canelo can win another belt, he will be right back in line for the biggest fights available at Golden Boy Promotions.  It behooves them to maintain his marketability, particularly in the American southwest, so look for the rebuilding to be happen in short order.  For all that said Canelo wasn't ready for a fight of this magnitude with Floyd, it's hard to imagine him ever doing much better.  Fortunately for him, Floyd should be retired in the next couple years, and will likely return to the welterweight division.  With a strap, he can look to unify in another major fight next year at junior middle weight and possibly move up to 160.

Danny Garcia was underrated by many people, as he entered the ring as a 2-1 underdog despite holding more titles and possessing a greater resume than Lucas Matthysse in the 140 pound unification fight.  Turns out hype driven by recent knockout power was enough to persuade even the sage folks that run the Las Vegas sports books.  Few writers were picking Garcia, and most were calling for an early stoppage by Matthysse based on his latest run of destruction through the junior welter weight division.  I told anyone that would listen that Garcia was the more disciplined fighter with the tighter style inside the ring.  Nonsense, I was told.  Despite Matthysse finding ways to lose in his biggest fights thus far, he was supposedly going to blast his way right through the undefeated boxer puncher from Philly.  Garcia proved the naysayers and the line makers wrong, as he stayed true to a strong game plan, and out-hooked the supposed hooker.  Throw in some nice boxing to boot. Here's hoping people start recognizing the talent of Garcia.

Las Vegas needed a big weekend like this.  It had been a while since the city was so buzzing for a big fight.  While it's good to stage fights in markets where tickets sell well and the average fans can attend, massive events of this proportion belong in Vegas.  I doubt Floyd ever fights outside of Vegas again, but it's hard to see another fight having the grip of the fans as this one.  Perhaps we will see a resurgence of past Mayweather-Pacquiao mania shall the fighting congressman prevail in November against Brandon Rios.  That might be the only one.  Two Floyd fights a year may be an over saturation of the market in Vegas, which is why we're hearing rumblings of a fight in England.  As much as Floyd loves money, it's hard to see him going somewhere as tax greedy as Europe, but we shall see.  For now, Floyd remains #TheOne.