Watch the full fight video highlights of Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) was a big favorite heading into his showdown with fellow Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs), and in this special 164.5 lbs catchweight attraction, their rivalry was settled with Canelo pretty much doing whatever he wanted against an incredibly poor Chavez Jr. Canelo won every round on the three judges’ scorecards, and you’d be hard-pressed to fight even three decent highlights out of Chavez Jr.
On the plus side, Canelo vs. Gennady Golovkin is official, and that announcement was more exciting than the woeful display Chavez Jr. turned in.
You can watch the video highlights below.
Here’s Fraser Coffeen’s play-by-play of round 3, which was probably the best of the twelve out of twelve rounds that Canelo won:
Round 3: One minute in, Canelo lands the night’s best punch yet – a hard right hand that stuns Chavez briefly. The two continue to fight in the middle of the ring, with Chavez allowing it to be a distance boxing match, not getting inside as many expected him to. Chavez again moves it to the ropes, but Canelo punches his way out. Chavez ends the round with a bloody nose and very few positives from the first 3 rounds. 10-9 Canelo; 30-27 after 3