Floyd Mayweather Jnr The American turned one of the richest boxing fights into just another US$41.5 million payday by dominating Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez in a performance that left no doubt as to who is the best fighter of his era. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 45 fights after dismantling a previously unbeaten foe who was bigger and supposedly punched harder. With his win over Robert Guererro in May, Mayweather has made US$73 million from two fights, making him the highest-paid US athlete. Lee Kuan Yew Singapore's founding prime minister got a standing ovation from MPs and ministers when he arrived at parliament on his 90th birthday. Former Chinese vice-premier Li Lanqing and Britain's Queen Elizabeth led dignitaries sending greetings. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Lee had "earned the greatest respect in international political and business circles". German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Lee a decisive figure in shaping history. Guangzhou Evergrande The mainland domestic soccer champions became the first Chinese club since 2005 to book a place in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League. Under head coach Marcello Lippi, they thrashed Qatari side Lekhwiya 4-1 to seal a 6-1 aggregate win in the quarter-finals, setting up a last-four meeting with Kashiwa Reysol, with the first leg to be played in Japan this Wednesday. Lippi coached Italy to win the World Cup in 2006.