Sunday, 19 November, 2017

'Canelo' Alvarez dominates Chavez Jr., Golovkin next up

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Clarence Duncan | 08 May, 2017, 04:57

Alvarez, a 4-1 favorite, was much quicker against the largest fighter he's faced and won every round on all three judges' cards.

Sure, it took time, but unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez - perhaps boxing's biggest star - will finally meet for Golovkin's unified titles in the showdown that has been in popular demand for more than year.

Alvarez came into the bout against Chavez as the heavy favourite, despite moving up in weight to face his much heavier Mexican compatriot at a catchweight of 164lbs.

About 90 minutes later, Alvarez had already changed into a suit and tie to pose for the first staredown with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. I've had hard fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. "In September, it will be a different style - ca big drama show", Golovkin said. Both are orthodox fighters. The big surprise was however after the match when it was revealed that Alvarez and Golovkin would be finally facing off on September 16. He was slow and sluggish and at times seemed too cautious to throw a punch or counter punch.

While the bout was extremely uncompetitive and below expectations, what occurred afterwards made up for it as Golovkin's entrance music hit as he approached the ring to announce their upcoming fight.

That's not to mention Lemieux was just smashing him with one big body or head shot after another.

"We are extremely proud we can have this fight with Triple G for you in September, which will be one of the biggest fights anticipated in recent years". "Last couple of fights Canelo has looked good". He's a good fighter, very fast and very consistent.

"Right now I'm very happy and for us, Canelo and me, I'm very excited", he told ESPN. "When I was born, fear was gone".

Lucas Matthyesse, a hard-hitting welterweight who once held an interim junior welterweight title, continued to show his power by stopping Emmanuel Taylor in the fifth round of their welterweight bout that was slated for 10 rounds. "164lbs in five years from 168, I don't feel as strong..."

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In a showcase of pure excellence in boxing, Canelo defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108).

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