In a high stakes unification for the WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight titles, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs). The scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.
Jacobs started off with he jab, while Canelo was looking for the body in a feeling out first round. They began to get more physical in the second, with Canelo landing he harder shots.
Jacobs continued to switch between southpaw and conventional, with Canelo pressing and looking for big shots. Jacobs was able to get off with quick combinations in spots.
Canelo used his boxing ability and defense to give Jacobs fist in the fourth. Canelo was doing a lot of movement to slip the big punches and jabs of Jacobs.
Canelo started to let his hands go at the start of the seventh round, but Jacobs was able to get away from the combinations. Later in the round, Jacobs unloaded some shots to the body when he pressed Canelo against the ropes.
They began to mix it up in the eight, with Canelo landing the bigger punches as they traded at close range. Jacobs was outworking Canelo with a lot of punches flying.
During the ninth, Jacobs landed a really big hook when they were trading punches. Jacobs began to unload during the start of the tenth. Jacobs was really taking the fight to Canelo and lettings the hands fly as Canelo seemed to slow down.
In the eleventh, Jacobs continued to outwork Canelo, who still appeared to slow down and his workrate was not really flowing. Canelo was being more aggressive during the start of the twelfth, trying o push the pace and was coming on. Jacobs was firing back with Canelo answering when needed.