In case you’ve missed this – here are the hilights of the main event.
Chavez Jr. played a perimeter game in the early goingand forfeited his inside brawling game allowing Canelo to land crisp jabs and timely combinations at will. By the end of the sixth, Alvarez had out-struck Chavez Jr. 120-33.
It was much of the same for Rounds 7-12, as Alvarez responded with sharp combinations and forward power shots whenever Chavez Jr. worked his way inside. Alvarez seemed to get only more confident as the fight drew on, while Chavez Jr. nursed a near-shut left eye. In the end, after punching circles around Chavez Jr. and forcing fans to boo his counterpart’s efforts, it was Canelo who escaped Las Vegas with a unanimous decision victory.