The battle of champions between Saul Canelo ALVAREZ y Jermell Charlo It ended like a glorified sparring session for the Mexican, who dominated from rounds 1 to 12 to win by unanimous decision and defend the undisputed super middleweight world championship against the undisputed king of the super welterweights.
The American was not as aggressive as he could have been and was harassed by the Mexican throughout the fight: Canelo didn’t knock him down as if he was looking for many moments of his strong explosion, but if he sends him to the canvas in the seventh round.
There is little to blame for the boredom of the fight at times, Canelo, who has improved compared to those who defended the super middleweight title against Golovkin in 2022 or against Ryder in 2023 and his record improved to 60-2-2 with 39 knockouts in this fight, the first between two undisputed champions of the force in the last 49 years (Carlos Monzón against Mantequilla Nápoles was the last, in 1974).
After the fight, Canelo said he wants to fight on May 5 against anyone and Jermell Charlo (35-2-1, 19 KOs) He has his sights set on returning to his division to face Terence Crawford or Errol Spence Jr. 168 pounds is the territory of the king of Mexico, while for Jermell it is a place where he showed the worst version of his career but at least he got an important check.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo, live
Victory for Canelo Álvarez by unanimous decision con cards 119-108, 118-109 and 118-109.
12th round: The fight is over, a victory that Canelo Álvarez cannot dispute as he dominates the super middleweight division for the past three years. Charlo didn’t even look for his home run hit and just threw four or five hands to try to open up Canelo, but he still got punished. In the last 10 seconds everything ended in a hug.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (118-109 Canelo).
11th round: Canelo continued to take Charlo to school, with pressure on him, hitting shoulders and arms that ended up opening the guard and then doing more damage below than above. A few bombs from Álvarez landed, but not enough to knock Jermell down.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (108-100 Canelo).
10th round: Canelo pressed on the attack again, with Charlo not as reclined as in the early rounds but seemingly with a clear goal of avoiding being knocked out and not winning which at this point in the night would be miraculous. The Mexican’s body punches set the tone for the fight, while Charlo only landed a few jabs.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (98-91 Canelo).
9th round: Charlo reacted in this round, with some hooks and the fast combinations expected of him in this fight. He did what it took to win another close round like the fifth, the first that went down for him on this card, though it wasn’t enough for Canelo to feel any danger.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Charlo (88-82 Canelo).
8th round: Another round goes to the account of Álvarez, who seems to be in a sparring session with an opponent who hardly lets go of his hands except to look for a counter attack with his left. Canelo has landed 35% of his punches so far, Charlo just 17% and with lower volume. Saúl’s body shots are coming back and forth against Jermell.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (79-72 Canelo).
7th round: Finally Canelo sends Charlo to the canvas: a right blow from the Mexican to the face of the challenger is very clear and Charlo seems to prefer to take his time to recover and survive the round. without being too close to falling. although Álvarez continued to connect.
Unofficial SN card: 10-8 Canelo (69-63 Canelo).
6th round: The sixth round goes to Canelo without hesitation, returning to being the one who puts Charlo against the ropes and chases him like a hunter around the ring. Body shots are the easiest to come and hurt the super welterweight champion.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (59-55 Canelo).
5th round: Finally Charlo put up more resistance in this round and even though it was very close, he got attention for showing what he can do when working with combinations. If Jermell starts to attack, Canelo can’t let up. The best defense plan for the American is to show his claws at the Mexican.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Charlo (49-46 Canelo).
Fourth round: Up and down, down and up, Canelo tested Charlo with his punches, who was easily cornered by the Mexican. Gradually Canelo lost respect for Charlo and began to focus on attacking regardless of the possible counterattack. A good overhand right hand from Canelo and a left hook to the body were the blows of the round.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (40-36 Canelo).
3rd round: In the last minute, Charlo attacked a little more than in the previous fight, but this round belonged to Canelo again, who controlled the center of the ring, threw the most punches and connected the most. . For now, the Mexican carries the fight with a lot of concentration, but calm and tireless. So far Canelo has landed 21 punches in the fight and Charlo has only landed eight.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (30-27 Canelo).
2nd round: Canelo began punishing Charlo, making him feel what it was like to fight at 168 pounds. The pressure exerted by the opponent served the Mexican, who did not look for combinations but landed to the body when he tried. The opponent is currently just retreating.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (20-18 Canelo).
1st round: The first round was well-studied but left it to Canelo, who executed well on the ring cutting plan to get Charlo against the ropes, who barely managed to land a few jabs. The Mexican was looking for more power, with some hooks that he didn’t quite connect with.
Unofficial SN card: 10-9 Canelo (10-9 Canelo).
The fight has begun! Canelo with purple pants, Charlo with black pants.
Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced. the boxers and the start of the fight is near.
The moment of the trip to the ring for Canelo Álvarez, along with rappers Santa Fe Klan and Tornillo.
Jermell Charlo, the challenger, was the first to walk to the ring. He was dressed in a shiny black robe.
Now the long-awaited moment has arrived: the Canelo Álvarez vs. fight. Jermell Charlo. Danna Paola performed the Mexican song and Sherie the American song.
Jesus Ramos vs. Erickson Lubin, super welterweight
In a co-main event where much spectacle was expected but little was offered, until it ended with huge boos in the stadium, Erickson Lubin defeated Jesus Ramos by unanimous decision with 115 cards -113, 116-112 and a controversial 117-111 at super welterweight, for the WBC silver title and the WBA eliminator fight.
It was a fight in which both offered a small number of punches and, with work in which he looked better in the middle stages of the fight, the African-American made little difference even though which of the two will emerge victorious. ..
This victory brings Lubin, 28, to a record of 26-2-0 and possibly his second World Cup fight at super welterweight (he lost to Jermell Charlo by knockout in 2017), while ending a no lose. Mono Ramos at 22 years old: 20-1-0 record for him now.
Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios, for the interim WBC welterweight title
Mario Barrios won by unanimous decision against Yordenis Ugas, with scores of 117-108, 117-107 and 117-107 and became the interim WBC welterweight world champion (the regular champion was Terence Crawford).
The one from San Antonio knocked out the Cuban in the second round and was very dominant in the second half of the fight, even sending Ugas to the canvas in the last round.
The veteran Ugas had a lot of courage to carry on until the final bell, fighting in the final rounds with one eye heavily closed due to a punch, the same eye that was injured against Errol Spence Jr. his last fight in April 2022 Is this the end of his career for Ugas?
Elijah Garcia vs. Armando Resendiz
Elijah García defeated Armando Resendiz by technical knockout in the eighth round: the referee stopped the fight due to the penalty given by the American to the Mexican in the middle of the round, in a very entertaining middleweight fight.
Garcia, 20, defended the WBA intercontinental title and improved his record to 16-0-0 with 13 knockouts against an opponent who had only lost one fight so far and was knocked out for the first time.
Welcome to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas! Here Canelo Álvarez and Jermell Charlo will face each other in a unique fight of undisputed champions.
All fights and results of Canelo Álvarez vs. undercard. Jermell Charlo
- Canelo Álvarez DU12 Jermell Charlo, for the IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC super middleweight titles
- Erickson Lubin DU12 Jesus Ramos, super welterweight
- Mario Barrios DU12 Yordenis Ugas, for the interim WBC welterweight title
- Elijah Garcia TKO8 Armando Resendiz, middleweight
How to see Canelo Álvarez against the fight Jermell Charlo? TV and streaming
The fight Canelo vs. Charlo will be aired on Channel 5, Azteca Uno, Azteca 7, A Más and ADN40 on TV and ViX and Azteca Deportes streaming in Mexico. on deer seen through Showtime PPV y in Latin America it will be borne by ESPN (TV) and Star+ (streaming).