ON Saturday (May 4) at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas WBC and WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez took on rival belt-holder, the IBF titlist Danny Jacobs in a unification clash. Canelo won a hard-fought but deserved decision, 116-112 for judges Steve Weisfeld and Glenn Feldman and 115-113 on Dave Moretti’s card. Here’s how the fight unfolded:
A quiet first round. Canelo comes out to take the centre of the ring, as Jacobs edges round to his left. They trade body shots, evade jabs and neither makes a significant breakthrough.