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Fight Night Brings Crowds to Sports Bars

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LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez: two boxing greats in one ring bringing in a lot of attention.

On Saturday night, more than 1,000 people spent fight night at closed circuit watch parties inside the MGM properties.

"It's crazy. There is nothing like it. It is one thing to watch it at home, but when you are here it's a whole other experience," said Tobias Kelly

Five MGM properties hosted similar watch parties, combining a great view with food and drinks.

Before the fight even began, it was easy to see who would be rooting for by the display of red, green and white.

Michelle has been a Canelo fan for years:

"I like him because he just goes for the body. He hits and jabs. He protects himself. He's actually a good fighter, a great fighter," said Michelle.

Off the strip, fans rushed to get a great spot too.

Buffalo Wild Wings near Durango and Warms Springs was packed with more than 350 people.

Those who didn't fit inside spilled over on the patio outside.

Mayweather fans were at the restaurant early to make sure they didn't miss a minute.

Gregory Harris made the trip from Philadelphia to watch his favorite boxer.

 "He's fast. That's probably the thing that stands out to me. He hits hard and he doesn't get hit a lot," said Harris.

Managers said it's fans' passion for both fighters that leading to some of the biggest crowds they've ever seen for a boxing match.

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