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Floyd Mayweather's win over Mexico's Saul Alvarez has been confirmed as the richest fight in boxing history with nearly $150 million in pay-per-view revenues, US cable network Showtime said Thursday. 

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. of US (R) throws a left at Canelo Alvarez of Mexico, (L) during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won a majority decision.

The revenues for Saturday's unified super welterweight championship in Las Veges surpassed the $136 million that was generated by Mayweather's 2007 showdown with Oscar de la Hoya.

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