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Photos: Celebrities watch Floyd Mayweather defeat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at MGM Grand

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Boxers Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. of Las Vegas, right, with Justin Bieber, second from right, and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, battle at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Mayweather Jr. defeated Alvarez by decision after 12 rounds.

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The main attraction Saturday night for Hollywood, sports and music stars was the Fight of the Decade/Fight of the Century between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. of Las Vegas and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, at MGM Grand Garden Arena after a big weeklong buildup.

Even pop superstar Justin Bieber was in the ring with Mayweather Jr. again. The long list of celebrities walking a red carpet before the fight and/or attending the fight included Charles Barkley, Peter Berg, Josh Bowman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Busta Rhymes, Lizzy Caplan, Gina Carano, Don Cheadle, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Garnett, Ashley Greene, Pooch Hall, Calvin Harris, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth (minus fiancee Miley Cyrus), Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas (also in town to celebrate his 21st birthday tonight at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore), Heidi Klum, David Lee and Lil Wayne.

Also, LL Cool J, George Lopez, William H. Macy, Ben McKenzie, Dash Mihok, Nas (also in town to celebrate his 40th birthday), Jack Nicholson, Rosie Perez, Michael Phelps, Paul Pierce, Ray J., Jalen Rose, Rick Ross, Garry Shandling, Michael Strahan, Glynn Turman, 2 Chainz, Tyga, Emily VanCamp, Cain Velasquez, Jon Voight, Denzel Washington, Paul Wesley and Owen Wilson.

Mayweather Jr. defeated Alvarez by decision after 12 rounds, keeping his victory streak at 45 and winning more than $40 million(!), while Alvarez suffered his first loss; his record is now 42-1-1. Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue, a longtime sports lens man and fan, for his photo gallery and Richard Corey for his red carpet video posted on YouTube.

Be sure to check out extensive coverage of fight night by the Las Vegas Sun Sports and photography staff and John Katsilometes in The Kats Report at LasVegasSun.com.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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