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Saturday, 4 May 2019

CLASSY CANELO UNIFIES TITLE



Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez secured a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to win their middleweight unification clash at the T-Mobile in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Mexican, three-weight champion, added the IBF title to his WBA 'Super' and WBC belts after claiming victory with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.
Canelo started on the front foot in a cagey opener and sent Jacobs to the ropes with a body shot, while the American replied with a combination and switched briefly from orthodox to southpaw.
Jacobs started pumping out his jab in the second and tried to dictate the pace but Canelo again targeted the body.
Canelo continued to stalk his man in the third and began to target his opponent's head with speculative hooks before shrugging off the American's jab in the next and landing a heavy right followed by an uppercut.
Jacobs continued to fight on the back foot in the fifth and angered Canelo by landing a punch after the bell before stepping up his work rate in the next.


A furious body assault at the start of the seventh saw Jacobs forced to hold but he responded with a hook before landing a combination.
Both men traded shots at close range in the eighth round, prompting roars from the crowd, and Jacobs managed for the first time in the fight to force Canelo backwards at the end of the round.

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