'Canelo' Outdone 'Miracle Man' To Unify Middelweight

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beat Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision to unify all the belts in middleweight division in Las Vegas.

The judges scored the very competitive fight 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 in Canelo's favour who now holds IBF belt in addition to his own WBC and WBA titles.

Jacobs dubbed 'Miracle Man' for his successful win over cancer came in to the match in what he called top form. But the Mexican proved to be an enigma in the earlier rounds. Canelo's defense remained impeccable and threw most of the power punches.

The American came into groove and showed his warrior mentality as he improved in later rounds and landed a devastating left hook in the ninth which wound have undone most of the opponents.

But a sedate Canelo took withhold a comeback to see off the opponent on points.

"He's a tremendous champion, I take my hat off to him," said Jacobs after the fight.

"I definitely think it took me a couple of rounds to get my wits about me. I feel like I gave enough to get the victory, but I've got to go back to the tapes and see what happened."

Canelo may now face Gennedy Golovkin for a trilogy whom he drew in 2017 and defeated in 2018 both ending in controversial points decision.

The two drew their first bout in 2017, then Canelo took a controversial points victory in September 2018.

"If he wants to do it again, I'll beat him again," said Alvarez after the fight.

The 38 year old Kazakh came in the audience hoping for a match with the winner.

But Canelo could also face face WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade next as he expressed the desire to totally conquer the middleweight.

"Nobody in Mexico has ever done that, won all four belts in one division, so that's my motivation," Alvarez said, before the Jacobs fight.


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