Belts on The Line
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Who won Canelo vs Jacobs?
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 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 Lamont Roach was victorious over Jonathan Oquendo, Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Mauricio Herrera, John Ryder defeated Bilal Akkawy for the WBA Interim World Super Middleweight title and Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was victorious over Freddy Fonseca.
Canelo vs Jacobs stats
Back in May 2019, 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%.
Canelo Alvarez was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Jacobs had a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both 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 286 more professional rounds, 484 to Jacobs' 198.
Canelo vs Jacobs form
Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat 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.
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 defeated 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 defeated 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 defeated Sergio Mora on 9th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Canelo Alvarez had been fighting more than Daniel Jacobs.
Going to this contest, Canelo Alvarez had last fought 4 months and 19 days ago, while Daniel Jacobs' last outing had been 6 months and 7 days ago.
Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Jacobs' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 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?
Canelo Alvarez was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Jacobs made his way into the ring at 87/20 (+430) with oddsmakers.