Ahead of one of the biggest combat sports nights of the year, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez puts his belt on the line when he takes on Daniel Jacobs for the IBF unification fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Canelo and Jacobs stayed quiet during the majority of their fight camps until fireworks went off last night. Alvarez and Jacobs went at each other during last night’s weigh-ins. Promoters stepped in to contain their respective fighters, but when the two squared away, not much was left to the imagination.
Alvarez looks to continue his dominance, and move up in the pound-for-pound discussion. Jacobs has other plans as a formidable and “very talented and durable” opponent according to ring announcer Ray Flores.
Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2) squares off against Daniel Jacobs (35-2) on DAZN tonight. Stay tuned to MyMMANews.com as Ryan Sprague and Blake Stephenson provide round-by-round coverage for one of the biggest boxing bouts of the year.
While Stephenson scored the fight in favor of Jacobs, I saw this as a majority draw. Alvarez won all three score cards.
When asked about another fight against Gennady Golovkin, Alvarez said he just wants the best fight for him without dismissing a potential rematch. With Golovkin in the crowd, Alvarez thanked Mexico in the ring before exiting.
Middleweight Title Unification
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2) v. Daniel Jacobs (35-2)
Lamont Roach Jr.(18-0-1; 17 KO’s) def. Jonathan Oquendo (30-5; 19 KO’s) via unanimous decision; (97-92, 97-92, 96-93)
Joseph Diaz Jr. (28-1; 14 KO’s) def. Freddy Fonseca (26-2-1; 17 KO’s) via TKO (7th round 2:07)
Vergil Ortiz def. Mauricio Herrera via TKO (3rd round 0:29)