Read on to see what Saul Canelo Alvarez had to say about fighting the former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr…
Canelo came from nothing and built a legacy for himself. He is an unstoppable powerhouse fighter and that is why we love him.
It was basically a shut out as Canelo came to win the battle in a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision victory over weigh drained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Saul Canelo Alvarez stats are now (49-1-1, 34 KOs) while a defeated former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. drops to (50-3-1, 32 KOs). What is sad is that many are saying that the fight was more like a sparing match than an actual fight. Chavez said he was training in high altitudes to better get him in shape, but maybe that was the wrong thing to do. Fans everywhere watched as the Guadalajara, Mexico native cleaned up the ring with his fist-to-glove-power-punches taking out Chavez Jr. It was a 12 round unanimous decision victory at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 120-108.
“Tonight I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things. I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it. I’ve shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings – I’ve shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn’t want to sit here. GGG – you are next my friend. 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 Álvarez is the best because I fight the best.”
Yes he did!
Oscar de La Hoya has confirmed that Canelo Alvarez has won the national pride of Mexico against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Oscar says that now that Canelo has achieved his goal, that he would next challenge unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) on Sept. 16.
Once again a fight that will fall on a day of meaning. Canelo vs Golovkin will happen on Mexican Independence Day weekend, at a site to be determined.
GGG, who has made 18 title defenses, was ringside and had retreated backstage following the fight before making the ring walk to his usual music to join Alvarez in the ring as the crowd went wild. Take a look: