News | May 07 2017

Canelo Alvarez done with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

'This chapter is over,' declares Canelo Alvarez. John Dennen reports from Las Vegas
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CANELO ALVAREZ is done with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Their rivalry had simmered for years, with Chavez the beneficiary of his father’s famous name while Alvarez had to work his work up from the very bottom, turning professional just as a teenager and now at 26 reaching the summit of the sport. But Canelo settled their grudge conclusively, shutting out Junior over 12 rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“This chapter is over. I enjoyed the fight, I won the fight, every single round, I had fun and that’s what I do. I love boxing,” he said.

“After all these years, after all the talk of who’s better, I’m very happy to demonstrate that regardless of the weight, regardless of the size advantage he had, that I’m the better fighter.”