In the previous celebrations of Cinco de Mayo-in Mexico are celebrated the 157 years of the Battle of Puebla-boxer Saul «Canelo» Alvarez defeated the American Daniel Jacobs and became the best middleweight today. After 12 rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the judges determined unanimously that the Aztec surpassed in sporting quality to its rival, adding the belt of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) to those who already had the World Council (WBC), the Association World Wide (AMB), Lineal and Ring Magazine. Canelo finished then with a mark of 52-1-2, while Jacobs finished with 35-3.
The experts emphasize the superiority of the Mexican during the majority of the combat and agree with the decision of the judges, whose cards gave scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113. That’s what we expected. A restless rival, very difficult, but we knew how to decipher it. We had calculated all the possibilities and that’s why everything went well. Now to wait for what comes and we are ready for the next challenge, «said Canelo after the fight.
For his part, The New Yorker said: «I felt good, I felt great. Now I want to see the video to see what the judges have seen but he is a tremendous champion. I’ve given it all out there. Next time you’ll see a better Jacobs. » In other statements, the brand-new unified middleweight champion provoked his competitor and launched: «He didn’t do anything to me.» Besides, he said he’s «ready to Golovkin» if people want it.