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Who won Canelo vs Chavez Jr?
Canelo Alvarez beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 6th May 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Canelo Alvarez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Canelo vs Chavez Jr stats
Back in May 2017, Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 48 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 34 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 50 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 32 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Canelo had a slight advantage in power over Chavez Jr, with a 71% knock out percentage over Chavez Jr's 64%.
Canelo Alvarez was the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Chavez Jr had a height advantage of 4 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Canelo Alvarez & Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Canelo was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2005, 2 year and 1 month later than Chavez Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 174 more professional rounds, 484 to Chavez Jr's 310.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 168lb division.
Canelo vs Chavez Jr form
Canelo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Liam Smith on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Amir Khan on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Cotto on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated James Kirkland on 9th May 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round at Minute Maid Park, Houston.
He had won against Erislandy Lara on 12th July 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Marcos Reyes on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andrzej Fonfara on 18th April 2015 by unanimous decision in the 9th round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brian Vera on 1st March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Before that, he had beat Brian Vera on 28th September 2013 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had lost to Sergio Martinez on 15th September 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Canelo Alvarez had been fighting more than Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Going to this contest, Canelo Alvarez had last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 18 days ago.
Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Chavez Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Canelo vs Chavez Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Canelo vs Chavez Jr?
Canelo Alvarez was a 13/100 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.