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Mayweather, Alvarez kick off tour in Times Square

Updated: June 25, 2013, 4:26 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Floyd Mayweather stood in the middle of a jam-packed Times Square, speaking over the chants of "Mex-i-co!" that grew increasingly louder.

The eight-time world champion also had plenty of fans cheering him on, but Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez appeared to be the slight crowd favorite as the two kicked off an 11-city tour Monday to officially announce and promote their title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 14.

Not that it seemed to bother Mayweather all ...

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