What's next for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez ?
Well fight fans it’s Cinco De Mayo weekend, and if you’re a boxing fan you know what that means. No, Im not talking about longer lines at your favorite local taco joint. I’m taking boxing. Not just boxing, but elite boxing. This Cinco De Mayo weekend definitely didn't disappoint.
Golden Boy Promotions partnered with the new sports streaming service DAZN put on a entertaining card headlined by Saul ”Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel ”Miracle Man” Jacobs in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night . Saul ”Canleo” Alvarez's WBA and WBC middleweight titles were on the line against Daniel ”Miracle Man” Jacobs' IBF championship.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where the fight was held was rocking. Chants of “Mexico! Mexico! Mexico!” and “Canelo! Canelo! Canelo!”roared throughout the arena all night. The atmosphere was completely electric.
As many had correctly predicted Saul “ Canelo” Alvarez would defeat Daniel “Miracle-Man” Jacobs by unanimous decision. The judges official scorecards were 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 all in favor of, Canelo. We at LongLiveBoxing.com also had Saul “Canelo” Alvarez winning 116-112 (Sean Hicks) and 115-113 (Manny Marrero).
What more can be said about ,Canelo ? I mean he’s looking better and better each time he fights. Canelo’s defense in the 4th round against, Jacobs was simply the sweet science at its absolute best. I know people were hoping for a more action packed slugfest.
Still you have to appreciate the boxing IQs on display by both Canelo and Jacobs .
Jacobs had a solid performance overall last night. He’s definitely a warrior inside and outside of the ring. No one should ever question, Jacob’s heart, as he fought well in spots. Jacobs actually landed the biggest punch of the fight with a ferocious left in the 9th round. Canelo took the shot seeming completely unfazed. Ultimately Jacobs did just enough to lose the fight of his career. While I’m sure, Jacobs and his fans are extremely disappointed. There is no shame in losing to Saul “ Canelo” Álvarez in the boxing ring right now.
Now the real question is what’s next for, Canelo ? Canelo has said repeatedly to the media he’s going to unify the middleweight division this year, which would make Andrade the most logical choice. GGG and Andrade both have fights they must win in June. GGG will take on Steve Rolls at 164 pounds on June 8 at Madison Square Garden, and Andrade will defend his belt against the exciting contender Maciej Sulecki on June 29 in Andrade’s only career fight in his hometown of Providence, Rhode. Still a third fight with GGG would be the consensus fan favorite bout. Canelo and GGG fought to an extremely controversial draw in their first contest that many thought GGG won, myself included. A third fight of Canelo versus GGG would be a truly lucrative boxing spectacle for sure.
Still Canelo has several decisions to make , and he’s also holding all of the cards. I’m not sure whom, Canelo will fight next, but all I know is I will definitely be there to watch. I’ll be ready to watch the continued development of this future boxing Hall of Famer. Canelo is a truly special fighter. It’s going fun ride watching, Canelo fight. I can’t wait to see where it takes us next.
A very special thanks to, Arnie Verbeek Owner and his Team of Maple Avenue Boxing and Fitness. We appreciate you letting us cover the fight at their amazing gym. Definitely check out the Maple Avenue Boxing and Fitness if you’re a boxing fan in the Dallas area.