They still had to live up to the craziness. All three judges scored it 120-108, giving Alvarez all 12 rounds. As far as fights go, few will have as much hype behind them as this one.
There were no knockdowns. The bigger Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) started bleeding from the nose in the third round. His nose began to blood around the ninth round. He looked BADLY weight drained from having to melt down to Golden Boy Promotions' required 164 ½ pound catchweight for the fight.
Both Mexican boxers weighed in at 164 pounds for the catch-weight of 164.5 pounds.
Alvarez controlled Chavez Jr. for a majority of the fight, unleashing crushing blows through the early rounds. Alvarez laid back against the ropes multiple times in hopes of getting Chavez to engage, but continued to bludgeon Chavez with his superior accuracy. Alvarez landed jabs hooks and combo punches at will despite Chavez four-inch height advantage.
Tonight's Cinco De Mayo festivities in boxing circles are squarely in the middle of the Las Vegas strip at the MGM Grand - as passionate Mexican fans let their voices known tonight. "I showed as a fighter I can do all things". It's easy to understand why Chavez Jr. failed to throw punches tonight. Chavez Jr.is now a light heavyweight at this point in his career, so he was never going to have any power at 64.5 for this fight.
It was a WWE-style display that showed how little concern the Alvarez camp had for Chavez.
The 26-year-old trained at Reynoso's Gym as a child when he was first learning the art that now makes him one of Mexico's most famous sportsmen.
That was the bout in a nutshell - a lot of Alvarez, but not much Chavez.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer. This bout will take place at Super Welterweight and be held from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Golovkin was on hand with his trainer, West Covina native Abel Sanchez. "Where are you?" Alvarez said in his interview with HBO's Max Kellerman. After Canelo Alvarez worked over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last night (Sat., May 6, 2017) live on HBO pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was announced that the Mexican champion will move up in weight yet again to challenge undefeated middleweight king Gennady Golovkin on September 16 live on HBO PPV.
"Golovkin, you are next my friend". "The fight is done". The two boxing fighters will fight September 16. Surprisingly, De La Hoya says that all went well.
Typically, the A-side fighter will use his leverage to negotiate a catchweight when facing an opponent who is naturally bigger.
"I expect a fight that will be explosive", Alvarez said. "I think right now everybody is excited".
"Luck is for the mediocre", replied Alvarez.
No site for the fight has been announced. "He was a very good fighter".
"He beat me. If I attacked more, I would be open for more counterpunches", Chavez said. [Trainer] Nacho [Beristain] told me to do that but the strategy didn't work.
"The speed and the distance was the key". Lemieux later twice knocked out Reyes' mouthpiece with punches.
It's almost here folks, the big one.