The idea of Jermell Charlo move up the weight classes to challenge a Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight championship is now considered a titanic task that must be overcome by the undisputed 154-pound champion. However, the truth of the Beating Canelo on the scorecards in Las Vegas might be a bigger mountain to climb. As history tells us, convincing the judges that you won more rounds than Canelo in a boxing match. almost impossible.
People say Jermell Charlo he has to knock out Canelo who will leave Las Vegas with the undisputed super middleweight title. That’s it?
Considering how Las Vegas found ways to give Canelo rounds in fights he felt he didn’t deserve Charlo must do everything to keep the fight off the scorecards.
Canelo’s history of favorable scorecards began with his 2013 unanimous decision win over Austin Trout, the first major boxing event Canelo headlined. Even though it’s not in Las Vegas, the seed is planted that there will always be at least one scorecard heavily skewed towards Canelo.
In the eyes of most observers, Canelo outboxed Trout in approximately two or three rounds. But, one obscene score of 118-109 He raised more than one eyebrow. Although the right man won, the score was cause for alarm. This led to the fight between Canelo and Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez
- Day/Place: September 14, 2013 / MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Canelo is on the biggest stage he’s ever been on and Mayweather beat him soundly in a fight that wasn’t even close.. According to Compubox, Mayweather outshot Canelo 232 to 117 and landed 46% of his punches compared to Canelo’s 22%. Most observers find it difficult to find three rounds to hit Canelo. However, judge CJ Ross scored the fight 114-114.. This score is very bad Ross resigned from being a judge after receiving a lot of criticism for his card. Surprisingly, that terrible score overshadowed the bad score of 116-112 by Judge Dave Moretti. Of the 86 media scorecards, none came close to 116-113, with an average score of 119-109 in favor of Mayweather.
This trend of favorable scores for Canelo just started.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara
- Day/Place: July 12, 2014 / MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Less than a year later, Canelo returned to action against Erislandy Lara after defeating Alfredo Angulo by knockout. The wily Cuban gave Canelo all he could handle in a very close fight, with Canelo winning by split decision. One judge gave the victory to Canelo by 115-113, while another gave it to Lara by the same margin. But the end result for Canelo is a impossible wide score of 117-111. This is the third straight decision for Canelo with at least one questionable scorecard for the Mexican star.
Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez
- Day/Place: November 21, 2015 / Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas
After his brutal third-round knockout of James Kirkland in Texas, Canelo returned to Las Vegas to face Miguel Cotto. In what appears to be a very close fight where Canelo deserved the victory, The judges wanted to make it look like a completely unfair fight., with scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. The right man won, but few expected such a difference between the two fighters.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 1
- Day/Place: September 16, 2017 / T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Canelo knocked out Amir Khan and Liam Smith in his next two fights before dominating a completely listless Julio César Chávez Jr. showdown for the middleweight championship.
And it happened again.
A fight that many viewers scored for Golovkin ended in a split draw that prevented Canelo from adding another loss to his career.. According to MMA Decisions, of the 26 media scorecards, 22 went to Golovkin – a majority of 116-112 – and only three observers concluded a tie. Only one scorecard went to Canelo with 115-113.
And the judges? That’s another history.
One judge gave Golovkin a 115-113 victory, while another ruled it a draw. That third judge, Adalaide Byrd, scored the fight 118-110 for Canelo giving GGG just two rounds out of a possible 12.
The rematch took place a year later and the media scores were closer than the previous fight, with 10 judges in favor of Golovkin, seven in favor of a draw and just one in favor of Canelo. The actual scorecards had it a majority decision for Canelo with two judges scoring it 115-113 for Canelo and the third had it a tie.
Golovkin insists he was robbed twice.
It doesn’t end there.
Sergey Kovalev vs. Canelo Alvarez
- Day/Place: November 2, 2019 / MGM Grand, Las Vegas
After defeating Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2018, Canelo returned to Las Vegas for a title unification fight with Daniel Jacobs. For the first time since the Chavez fight, there was no scoring concern as Canelo won a properly scored unanimous decision.
Canelo then made the jump to light heavyweight to face Sergey Kovalev for the WBO championship. Although Canelo won by knockout in the eleventh round, most viewers believed that Canelo risk losing the decision before the final stop. However, two of the ring judges gave Canelo 96-94, while the third considered the tie good. When the question arises as to who wins a close fight, it’s almost always Canelo.
Dmitry Bivol vs. Canelo Alvarez
- Day/Place: May 7, 2022 / T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
On his way to becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo dominated the competition by beating Callum Smith in Texas, knocking out Avni Yildirim in Florida, stopping Billy Joe Saunders in Texas, and then returning to Las Vegas to knock out Caleb Plant, claim all four. belts.
Canelo took his rightful place as No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world and then dared to challenge Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title on May 7 in Las Vegas. This time he bit off more than he could chew and lost what was considered a broad decision.
And then the score cards were read.
Although many media outlets gave the victory to Bivol with a average score of 117-111, The three ring judges only considered that Bivol only managed to win 115-113.. The right man won, but what was supposed to be a landslide victory ended in a narrow victory.
Which brings us to Jermell Charlo.
Charlo found himself on the wrong end of close decisions in a loss to Tony Harrison and a draw with Brian Castaño. None of them are close to the level of Canelo Álvarez. But Charlo doesn’t just have to beat Canelo, He will have to overcome a history of judges favoring Canelo no matter what.