Wow, Canelo just battered Chavez Jr. like Julio owed him money…
One of the biggest fights of the year in the mid-weight classes went down last night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the fight that should have happened, instead Canelo Alvarez faced notorious can crusher Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Having vacated titles to allegedly ‘avoid’ Gennady Golovkin, Canelo has faced Liam Smith, Amir Khan and now Chavez Jr. in three of the most unnecessary fights you’ll ever watch.
Canelo Dominates Chavez
Boxing pundits were talking about the size difference, but skill was everything in this fight. Essentially proving this was a complete mismatch, Canelo picked apart Chavez Jr. with ease over 12 rounds.
Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1) def. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1) via unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108)
Golovkin is Next
Gennady Golovkin, the boogie man of modern boxing, will finally fight Canelo. September is the date, and as per Boxing News, GGG is excited for this fight:
“I feel very excited,” Golovkin said. “Right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style—a big drama show. I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career.”
Oscar De La Hoya danced around the idea for the venue, but sources confirm the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is already booked for the show.
Who Will Emerge As The Best?
Although Golovkin has showed he can be hit, he is certainly the bigger man at 160 pounds. Now that Canelo is done beating bums for pay-per-view numbers, GGG should also be able to focus on a legitimate target too.
Only thing is, if Kell Brook was able to connect hard, what will happen if/when Canelo Alvarez does? Speaking following last night’s win, here’s what Saul Alvarez said of his next opponent:
“GGG—you are next my friend,” he said. “The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I’m very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I’ve had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best.”
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Full Results List
Here’s the full list of Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. results from May 6, 2017, courtesy of SBNation.com. However you look at it, the main event was both good and bad for boxing.
Super middleweight: Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1) def. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1) via unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108)
Middleweight: David Lemieux (38-3) def. Marcos Reyes (35-5) via unanimous decision (99-90, 99-90, 98-91)
Welterweights: Lucas Matthysse (38-4) def. Emmanuel Taylor (20-5) via KO at 2:25 in Round 5
Featherweight: Joseph Diaz Jr. (24-0) def. Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-1) via unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 99-91)