May 06 2017
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Super Middleweight
48-1-1 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 120-108
  • 120-108
  • 120-108
UD 12
50-2-1

The tape

30
Age
34
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
70.5"
Reach
72.8"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOKOUDKOSD
Form
UDUDRTDUDUD
48
Wins
50
34
By KO
32
71
KO%
64
1
Loses
2
Draws
1
2005
Debut
2003

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
6
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr report

Who won Canelo vs Chavez Jr?

Saul ‘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 Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The fight took 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

Saul ‘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%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.

Chavez Jr had a height advantage of 4 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘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 104 more professional rounds, 414 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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Chavez Jr had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Mario Abel Cazares on 25th September 2020 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Grand Hotel, Baja California, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Daniel Jacobs on 20th December 2019 by technical decision in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Evert Bravo on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Estadio Antonio R. Marquez, Jalisco, Mexico.

Before that, he had lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated Marcos Reyes on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had been fighting more than Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's last outing had been 4 months and 2 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

Chavez Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 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.

Who broadcast Canelo vs Chavez Jr?

Canelo vs Chavez Jr was broadcast on HBO PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr news

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