Canelo Alvarez defeats Daniel Jacobs to retain WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight titles, becomes new IBF Middleweight champion
Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and American Daniel Jacobs faced off inside the square circle on May 5 (AEDT). The bout headlined the fight card on DAZN, taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Alvarez entered the ring as the defending WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring Middleweight champion, also holding lineal middleweight titles. Jacobs put his IBF Middleweight title on the line. In summary, the pair squared off in the championship unification.
The 160-pound bout went the distance. After twelve rounds of professional boxing, the verdict proclaimed Canelo as the winner by a unanimous decision.
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Ultimately Alvarez retained his titles, as well as added a new championship belt (IBF) to his collection. In addition, he updated his record to 52-1-2, 35 KO, following his previous bout at super middleweight against Rocky Fielding, which he won by TKO in Round 3, after claiming the middleweight belts against Gennady Golovkin by majority decision.
Jacobs dropped to 35-3-0, 29 KO. The defeat also snapped his three-fight win streak.
Saul “Canelo” Calvarez def. Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision (115-113 x2, 116-112)