Boxing journalist Steve Bunce has told ITV News that "people have fallen in love" with Floyd Mayweather and he believes that the American will be backed to the hilt when he takes on Mexico's Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The WBA light middleweight title fight is being billed as the richest in history.
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