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Floyd Mayweather is taking on on Saul “Canelo” Alvarezat the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, as stars including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Kevin Hart, Charles Barkley and more look on.
American boxer Mayweather, 36, is fighting 23-year-old Mexican Alaraz in a much-hyped bout that guarantees Mayweather a record $41 million purse. Both boxers are undefeated going into the match, which is airing in Pay Per View.
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Online, Hollywood took note of the match, with a number mocking Bieber’s role as apparent hype-man for Mayweather. (The singer was among the entourage escorting the fighter into the ring.) Comedian Jim Gaffigan tweeted: “’If I walk out with Justin Bieber, people will tweet about it & I’ll make another $20MIL from PPV sales.’” Floyd Mayweather Jr.”
Meanwhile, ESPN Magazine’s official account tweeted: “Let’s be real, if Mayweather loses this bout, we’re all blaming Beiber,”
Find more tweets below.
Let’s be real, if Mayweather loses this bout, we’re all blaming Beiber. #TheOne
— ESPN The Magazine (@ESPNMag) September 15, 2013
Bieber seems terrified by his own life. #MayweatherCanelo
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 15, 2013
Pretty big rd 4 for Floyd, opening up and landing the right hand. #theone #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 15, 2013
“@aMANinMANHATTAN: We are all wondering who @realDonaldTrump likes in tonight’s fight! #MayweatherCanelo #sohohouse” Mayweather!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2013
“If I walk out with Justin Bieber, people will tweet about it & I’ll make another $20MIL from PPV sales.” Floyd Mayweather Jr.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) September 15, 2013
Alright, here is my prediction for the #MayweatherCanelo fight. Canelo will win…by KO. Enjoy the fight.
— Max Arciniega (@MaxArciniega) September 15, 2013
Mayweather just came out with Weezy AND Bieber so obviously he’s going to win
— Jimmy Tatro (@JimmyTatro) September 15, 2013
You got GREAT seats @michaelstrahan!!! The only way they could be better, is if you shared a stool with @FloydMayweather. #theone
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) September 15, 2013
Can someone call 9-1-1? Canelo is pounding the hell out of the air. The air is going to need to be hospitalized! #TheOne
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) September 15, 2013
The tension is so high…Feel like I’m watching #Breakingbad #MayweatherCanelo @SHOsports #TheOne
— Luis Moncada (@LuisMoncada77) September 15, 2013
i might have pee’d my pants a little, cause i’m nervous #TheOne #Mayweather #Canelo
— Constance Zimmer (@oczimmer) September 15, 2013
I just snorted straight sugar. #muststayawake #TheOne
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 15, 2013
Does Lil Wayne fight Bieber next? #TheOne
— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) September 15, 2013
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