“The Battle of Mexico” was not much of a battle. Actually, it was a straight beat down. Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) won every round on all three scorecards (120-108) to defeat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) by unanimous decision in Las Vegas, at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
The fight was not remotely close. Canelo, 26, did whatever he wanted against Chavez Jr. We may have seen the last of the 31-year-old Chavez Jr. after tonight. Junior won the weight battle by making weight on Friday, but he had no shot to win the war.
The biggest and best thing that happened on Saturday night is what transpired after the fight. It was announced that Canelo-GGG will finally fight on September 16. It is a fight that we have been waiting on for a long time.
Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions did a great job of building up this fight. They are doing this fight at the right time. GGG looked beatable against Danny Jacobs, and Canelo looked exceptional on Saturday night. Now, there is a belief out there that Canelo could actually beat GGG. Expect over a million pay-per-view buys in September.