NBA Fans Bring Up Canelo Alvarez as Floyd Mayweather Shows Up at Miami Heat Game

Published 11/07/2021, 9:32 AM EST
Jun 3, 2021; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on after the face off with YouTube star Logan Paul at Villa Casa Casuarina. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Who would’ve thought that the Miami Heat would dominate proceedings in the 2021-22 season. Playing some fearless basketball, the side sits comfortably in the top-2. Spearheaded by Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, Miami has outlasted the likes of Brooklyn and Milwaukee in the East. On Saturday, the side hosted the Utah Jazz at the FTX Arena. And they had a special visitor riling them on.

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In a tight match-up, the Heat edged out Jazz for a 118-115 victory. Sitting up close and personal in the stands, was boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. The undefeated boxer, a self-admitted basketball fan, came to support Miami. Backed by Floyd and a packed crowd, the side pushed their limits for a victory. As the team posted an image of the Olympic bronze medalist, fans made some cheeky Canelo Alvarez comments.

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NBA fans react to Miami Heat posting about Floyd Mayweather

(L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Way back in 2013, Mayweather took on Canelo Alvarez in a high-intensity bout. The knockout king overcame his Mexican counterpart, but it was a widely talked about encounter. On Saturday night, Floyd came decked up and watched Heat vs Jazz unfold from the front row. Dressed in an all-green outfit, Mayweather rocked his look as fans went berserk behind him. In a recent post, the Heat shared his image, captioning it, “Oh, hey Champ. Floyd Mayweather saw our Saturday night W up close and personal.”

Responding to the post, fans had some hilarious things to say. Some even took a sly dig at Mayweather, claiming that the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez are better than him. One fan boldly claimed, “Canelo better.” Take a look at the best reactions.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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