'Canelo' Alvarez dominates Chavez Jr. in all-Mexican clash

Ross Houston
May 7, 2017

At the end of Canelo Alvarez's beat down of Julio Chavez Jr Saturday night, Middleweight champion GGG - Gennady Golovkin, came out and their fight was confirmed to be happening September 16th of this year.

There were no knockdowns, but the high-profile prize fight between two famed Mexican boxers ended in convincing fashion, as Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) thoroughly dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Set to vacate his 154-pound belt, Canelo had said that following Saturday night's fight he would move full-time to 160 pounds, where GGG holds the WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles. "I think Canelo's gotten better in the last couple years, and I think Golovkin's been sliding". This is one of the few fights where the less said about it, the better.

Alvarez had just finished embarrassing the crowd-favorite - and fellow countryman - Chavez Jr. for 12 rounds, prompting thousands of boos during the latter rounds of the fight.

"I never sit down during sparring and it is not necessary there and it wasn't necessary here". "He just wouldn't throw punches. When I was born, fear was gone", declared Alvarez. "I'm going to go back to Mexico for vacation, and jump back into the ring to get ready for my next fight".

As Golovkin prepared to leave the ring, he said: "Good luck in September", to which Canelo replied: "Luck is for mediocre people".

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.

Even if Canelo loses the fight, he'll likely improve like he did after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.in 2013.

But the deal has finally been agreed for the two men to meet in September in what will be the biggest fight in boxing this year. Alvarez will fight "Triple G" on Sept.16.

It was billed as a great all-Mexican bout on Cinco de Mayo weekend, but Canelo Alvarez was the only one who showed up to the one-sided battle.

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