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Google Trends 2013: 'Mayweather vs Canelo' breaks top 10 in U.S.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez was more than the most profitable boxing and sporting event of all-time. The query "Mayweather versus Canelo" was also the tenth top trending search term in Google in the United States for 2013, according to Google Trends.

Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc. that shows how often a particular search term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

In essence, Google Trends shows how new events affect search popularity.

The list of top 2013 search trends in the United States is below:
  1. Boston Marathon
  2. Government Shutdown
  3. VMAs
  4. Tornado in Moore, Okla.
  5. Royal Baby
  6. Zimmerman Trial
  7. Typhoon Haiyan
  8. New Pope
  9. Syria Conflict
  10. Mayweather versus Canelo

Mayweather vs Canelo, billed as "The One", was held on September 14, 2013 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and broadcast on Showtime PPV.

In the bout, boxing's top fighter, Floyd Mayweather, 36, outclassed surging 23 year old Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to win the RING/Lineal jr middleweight (154 lb) title and Canelo's WBC strap, and retain his status as the best pound-for-pound.

With the win, Mayweather improved to 45-0, 26 KOs while Canelo dropped to 42-1-1, 30 KOs.

Other Mayweather vs Canelo Stats & Facts
  • Attendance: 16,746

  • Weights: Alvarez weighed in at the catchweight limit of 152 lbs and unofficially entered the ring at 165 lbs. Floyd, who weighed in at 150 1/2 lbs at the weigh-in, was an even 150 lbs in the ring.

  • Guaranteed Purses: Floyd Mayweather's guaranteed purse of $41.5 million is the highest pre-fight "guarantee" in fight history. Alvarez received a guarantee of $12 million.

  • Odds: Alvarez entered as a 2.5-to-1 to 2-to-1 betting underdog

  • Ranking: Floyd entered as the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world and RING's top junior middleweight contender. Alvarez entered as the junior middleweight champion and RING No. 9 boxer pound for pound.

  • Concurrent Two-Division Champion: Mayweather, who also entered as the WBC Welterweight Champion, is now also the RING/Lineal WBC/WBA Jr Middleweight Champion.

  • PunchStats: According to the official statistics, Floyd Mayweather out-landed Canelo in total punches 232 to 117 and in powershots, 93 to 73.

  • No Thanks: A frustrated Alvarez landed a low blow that angered Mayweather. After time was halted for a few moments, an agitated Canelo refused to touch gloves when Floyd extended his arm (customary in boxing after a low blow) when the fight resumed.

  • Judging: Judge C.J. Ross, who controversially had Timothy Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao in June 2012, was the center of controversy again after she called this bout even, 114-114.

  • Mexico Audience: The fight was on free TV in Mexico, and some estimates were that 70 million people would watch.

  • Most Lucrative Fight Ever: The fight ranked as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time with nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue.

  • Really Hot: Tickets were in such high-demand, some were being sold online for as much as $29,000.

  • Home Field Advantage: The sellout crowd was pro Alvarez and tried to lift Canelo but the cheers of "Canelo! Canelo!" would eventually be silenced by the Mayweather showcase

  • WBC's Expensive Trinkit: The WBC anointed Mayweather with a large 24K gold (not plated) championship belt, a trophy of sorts.


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