On Saturday, May 6, Golden Boy Promotions brought high-level boxing to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Canelo vs. Chávez Jr.
In the evening’s main event, top pound-for-pound boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez fought Julio César Chávez Jr. Álvarez, 26, entered the fight with 48 wins and 34 knockouts. Chávez Jr., the son of the legendary Julio César Chávez, is a former WBC world champ with 50 career wins and 32 knockouts.
The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on HBO pay-per-view (United States), BT Sport (England), Azteca (Mexico) Televisa (Mexico), Canal Space (Latin America), RPC Channel 4 (Panama), and Main Event (Australia). Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of ESPN).
Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez def. Julio César Chávez Jr. by unanimous decision (120-108 x3)
Joseph Diaz Jr. def. Manuel Avila by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 100-90)
Lucas Matthysse def. Emmanuel Taylor by TKO. Round 5, 2:21
David Lemieux def. Marco Reyes by unanimous decision (99-90, 99-90, 98-91)
Ronny Rios def. Daniel Noriega by TKO. Round 4
Ryan Garcia def. Tyrone Luckey by TKO. Round 2
Joseph Aguirre def. Angel Aispuro by unanimous decision
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