Total Mastery by the Mexican: Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo Fight

Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo was an exhibition of total mastery by the Mexican, in a fight that experts are calling historic.

On Saturday night, Canelo Álvarez made history with his clear victory by a wide unanimous decision over Jermell Charlo at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canelo Álvarez successfully defended his Super Middleweight championships from the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organization, World Boxing Association, and International Boxing Federation.

With this victory, Saúl Álvarez became the first undisputed champion in history to defend his titles at least three times in the era of the four major organizations.

Canelo Álvarez became the undisputed champion at 168 pounds on November 6, 2021, when he knocked out Caleb Plant to claim the IBF belt, adding it to the WBC, WBA, and WBO titles he already held.

His first successful defense was on September 17, 2022, when he defeated Gennady Golovkin, the second defense came against John Ryder on May 6, 2023, and now, against Charlo (September 30, 2023), he secured his third.

The era of the four major organizations began in 1988 with the establishment of the World Boxing Organization.

The World Boxing Association, founded in 1921, is the oldest organization, followed by the World Boxing Council (1963) and the International Boxing Federation (1983).

Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo: Keys to the Fight

In addition, Canelo Álvarez became the fourth Mexican fighter to achieve 20 victories in world championship fights, joining the ranks of Julio César Chávez, Ricardo López, and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Despite his dominant performance against Charlo, Canelo Álvarez couldn’t finish the fight before the limit, which doesn’t bother him.

“I’m not disappointed that I didn’t knock him out; I feel spectacular, that’s why we fight for 12 rounds, right?” he declared.

The Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo fight drew some conclusions, but there are things to analyze.

“If I don’t get the knockout, I have 12 rounds to prove that I’m the best. I am the best, the superior boxer. That’s why there are 12 rounds, to show who is the best; no one is capable of defeating this Canelo.”

As for his next opponent, Canelo Álvarez didn’t mention any names, only a date, “May 5th, against whoever, I don’t care.”

Now Canelo Álvarez has a record of 60-2-2, with 39 KO’s, and he retained his four super middleweight world champion belts.

There are still two more fights scheduled between these two boxers, as per their agreement.

The judges scored it 119-108, 118-109, and 118-109 in favor of the Mexican, thus defending his status as the champion of the four major boxing organizations (WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF) for the third time.

Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo had the Mexican as the favorite in the betting odds.

Canelo entered the fight as the favorite among bettors, with odds of 4-1, and he confirmed the prediction by winning most of the rounds against Charlo.

Canelo knocked Charlo down in the seventh round with a combination of a right hook and a right uppercut.

Compubox statistics clearly show the Mexican’s dominance at the age of 33.

He threw fewer punches (385 to 398), but landed 134 overall compared to just 71 for the American.

In jabs (56 to 40) and power punches (78 to 31), he also outperformed Charlo without much difficulty.

Charlo, on the other hand, suggests that weight could have been one of the reasons.

“I just felt like I wasn’t myself in there. I’m not making excuses, so it is what it is. I take my punches and move on. It’s boxing. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,” he stated.

Charlo didn’t have a round where he could land a double-digit number of punches and didn’t even come close to his average from his last 11 fights.

Also read: The fight of the Mexican Saúl Álvarez will leave him with many millions.


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