Floyd Mayweather-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight sets TV ratings record in Mexico

The junior middleweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico this past Saturday in Las Vegas had a national rating of 41.1 points in Mexico, which equates to 77-percent share, a record for a boxing event televised in Mexico.

The numbers mean some 22.1 million viewed the bout in Mexico on Televisa.

Mayweather won via majority decision.

Pay-per-view numbers in the U.S. have yet to be released by Showtime.

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Former world champion Ana Julaton to face Celina Salazar in Mexico

Ana Julaton, a former two-time super bantamweight champion from San Francisco, will take on Celina Salazar of San Antonio in a 10-round featherweight bout Aug. 17 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (on Televisa).

Julaton, 33, hasn’t fought since Aug. 3, 2012, when she stopped Abigail Ramos in the first round in Mexico. That was Julaton’s third fight of 2012, during which she went 2-1. In her first bout of the year, she lost her world title to Yesica Patricia Marcos via unanimous decision in Argentina. Julaton is 12-3-1 with two knockouts.

Salazar, just 24, has had only seven pro bouts and is 4-1-2 with one knockout. She’s coming off a majority-decision loss to tough Melinda Cooper this past September in Las Vegas.

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