What we learned from Canelo Alvarez versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

What we learned from Canelo Alvarez versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

While Chavez Jr. last all 12 rounds, it really didn't matter. Alvarez said. "I consider myself a person of strong mental strength".

Critics charged that Alvarez was afraid of the fight - or that de la Hoya didn't want to risk the top fighter in the Golden Boy stable. "He just wouldn't throw punches". The 26-year-old occasionally would lean back into the ropes and take punches from Chavez, only to quickly regain control with uppercuts and jabs.

There was a suspension after testing positive for marijuana and frequent reports of a lack of focus in training camp.

Alvarez comes into tonight's bout with a 48-1-1 record with 34 knockouts. "It's a closer fight now in my eyes than it was a year ago".

"Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box", Alvarez said.

We really haven't been sure what Chavez is about.

He won the WBC middleweight title in 2011, but just when he began to show his toughness with wins over Marco Antonio Rubio and Andy Lee, he lost focus.

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The IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion then was whisked into a waiting area in the bowels of T-Mobile Arena.

It should be an excellent fight between two warriors, but most think Alvarez will come out of it on top. It's a bout he calls personal. "And I believe it even more now that I've seen him fight Chavez". His reputation as a lazy fighter has hurt him in many big fights, but with a new found dedication and the hiring of trainer Nacho Beristain and conditioning coach Memo Heredia he feels like brand new fighter.

Alvarez had no choice after relinquishing his WBC belt previous year to Golovkin when he declined to reach a fight deal. "Where are you?" Alvarez said in his interview with HBO's Max Kellerman. Moments later, Golovkin made a grand re-entrance to arena, with his theme song blaring in the background.

'I'm very happy and little by little I'm growing. "It's for honor, for pride, and it's very important for me to keep making history in my career".

In a showcase of pure excellence in boxing, Canelo defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108). Alvarez responded to a question about possibly ignoring Chavez.

Almost every round started the same: Canelo Alvarez striking first with a heavy dose of power punches to the body. The one loss Alvarez has suffered in his career was to Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in September of 2013. "I've been training with sparring partners who are much bigger than me". I know how to separate one thing from another. GGG has never fought in Vegas, and in fact all but one of his US-based matchups have occurred in either California or NY.

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