Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Canelo vs Jacobs?
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 4th May 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 116-112, 115-113 in favor of winner Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA, WBC & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Vergil Ortiz Jr was victorious over Mauricio Herrera, John Ryder beat Bilal Akkawy for the WBA Interim World Super Middleweight belt, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz defeated Freddy Fonseca and Lamont Roach was victorious over Jonathan Oquendo.
Canelo vs Jacobs stats
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 51 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 35 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daniel Jacobs made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Jacobs had advantage in power over Canelo, with a 83% knock out percentage over Canelo's 69%.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Jacobs had a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Daniel Jacobs fought out of an orthodox stance.
Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Jacobs, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 250 more professional rounds, 448 to Jacobs' 198.
Canelo vs Jacobs form
Jacobs had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 27th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Maciej Sulecki on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Luis Arias on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gennady Golovkin on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Sergio Mora on 9th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading.
Canelo's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.
Jacobs' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Canelo vs Jacobs start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:15 PM EST / 8:15 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:15 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Canelo vs Jacobs?
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a 11/50 (-454) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Jacobs made his way into the ring at 87/20 (+434) with oddsmakers.