Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 34 KOs) successfully defended his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles and became the new IBF Middleweight World Champion by defeating Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) via 12-round unanimous decision. Canelo with with two scores of 115-113 and one score of 116-112.
The champion-vs.-champion event took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and was streamed exclusively live on DAZN
No controversy in this fight. The right guy won on Saturday night.
“It was just what we thought,” said Canelo Alvarez. “We knew he was going to be a difficult fighter, but thank God we did things the right way, what we were going to do. It was just what we thought because of the style of fight that he brings but we just did our job.”
On Daniel Jacobs switching to southpaw during the fight: “It’s normal. It’s obviously just a matter of adapting when they switch rightie to leftie.”
Who does he want next? “I’m just looking for the biggest challenge. That’s all I want.”
Is there unfinished business with GGG? “No, for me, it’s over. But if the people want another fight, we’ll do it again, and I’ll beat him again.”
A third fight with Golovkin does not do much for me, but you can argue Canelo lost at least one if not both of those fights. So, that fight would still have some intrigue.
I would prefer to see Canelo try to unify all the titles at 160 and battle WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, which would be a great fight. Andrade returns in June to battle Maciej Sulecki in Providence, Rhode Island.
In the end, it should be interesting to see what’s next for Alvarez.