Mayweather-Alvarez, a must-see fight

Without Manny Pacquiao, this is the next biggest fight in boxing

Originally Published: September 11, 2013
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- When Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the 2007 megafight that set every box-office record in boxing history -- including a massive, record-shattering 2.44 million pay-per-view buys for some $136 million in gross revenue -- some thought it was the end of an era.

What would possibly be the next superfight that could transfix the nation, as well as much of the world?

Two years later it was sitting right there, so close to being made that fight fans could ...

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