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Daily Nation : September 14th 2013
Sport MEET THE TEAM THAT STUNNED SCOTLAND FOOTBALL Forgotten Harambee Stars heroes who beat Scotland to win the Uhuru Cup in 1963. P.44-45 Perfect Floyd faces Alvarez ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Gunners coach Wenger declares Ozil and Wilshere will fire team to glory this season. P. 47 Undefeated American fighter will look to extend his glittering record to 45 when he meets his unbeaten challenger in Las Vegas Win-lose-draw: 44-0 Knockouts: 26 Age on fight night: 36 Height: 172.72cm Reach: 182.88cm Stance: Orthodox HEAD TO HEAD RECORD Win-lose-draw: 42-0-1 Knockouts: 32 Age on fight night: 23 Height: 171.45cm Reach: 180.34cm Stance: Orthodox HEAD TO HEAD RECORD Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. Saúl Álvarez Barragán Tomorrow (4am), Live on SSport 6 Los Angeles The world’s highest paid athlete Floyd Mayweather puts his perfect record on the line when he squares off against Mexican dynamo Saul Alvarez in a showdown between two undefeated boxers tomorrow morning (3am Kenyan time). The 12-round showdown at the MGM Grand hotel will be contested at 152 pounds with Alvarez’s World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super welterweight titles on the line. Alvarez (42-0 -1) is a 154-pound champion and Mayweather usually fights at 147 pounds. Mayweather, who will make at least $41 million (Sh3.5 bil- lion) for this fight, surprisingly told ESPN on Thursday that he is still waiting to hear what game plan his trainer/father Floyd Sr. has in store for him. “Training camp went well. I am pretty sure my father has a bril- liant game plan,” Mayweather told ESPN. Asked by the commentator to explain why, with just two days to go before the fight, he didn’t know what his father’s tactics were going to be, Mayweather gave a rambling answer. “I am talking about what my father has in store. You don’t have a game plan eight weeks into the fight,” said May- weather, who is undefeated in 44 fights. “Because right before Igointotheringmydadis going to say ‘this is what I want youtoworkon’. SoIgoout there and do it.” (AFP) “Money” Mayweather is the world’s highest-paid athlete, thanks to mega paydays for fights against Victor Ortiz (Sh3.4bn) and Miguel Cotto (Sh3.8bn). He has been a part of the four biggest non- heavyweight pay-per-view events in boxing’s history. He maximises his earnings by also acting as his own pro- moter through his company Mayweather Promotions. MAYWEATHER FACTFILE Saul Alvarez “Canelo” is a professional Mexican boxer in the Light Middleweight division. “Canelo” is the Spanish word for cinnamon, which is a reference to his red hair. Saul Alvarez is slightly unique in that he looks like he could have been born and raised in Dublin, Ireland but is in fact full blooded Mexican and speaks very little English. ALVAREZ FACTFILE Net worth: Sh10 billion Net worth: Sh723 million SATURDAY NATION Saturday September 14, 2013 Download free QR Readers from the web and scan this QR (Quick Response) code with your smart phone for pictures, videos and more stories.
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