Boxing’s Middleweight division inches closer to total unification tonight (Sat., May 4, 2019) when Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs put their respective three belts on the line inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s main event below. The DAZN broadcast (watch it here) kicks off with the undercard at 7:30 p.m. ET, while “Canelo vs. Jacobs” begins closer to midnight.
Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO) returns to the Middleweight division after a one-fight stop at 168 pounds, bringing with him the WBC and WBA “Super” titles he lifted from Gennady Golovkin. Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO), meanwhile, was last seen dropping amateur great Sergiy Derevyanchenko en route to claiming the vacant IBF title. Other attractions on the card include blue-chip prospect Vergil Ortiz Jr. (12-0, 12 KO) facing veteran spoiler Mauricio Herrera (24-8, 7 KO) and Canelo training partner Bilal Akkawy (20-0-1, 16 KO) stepping up on short notice to fight John Ryder (27-4, 16 KO).
“Canelo Vs. Jacobs” Quick Results:
Middleweight Championship: Canelo Alvarez def. Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision (115-113 x2, 116-112)
“Canelo Vs. Jacobs” Round-By-Round Results:
Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs
Round one: Tentative start. Jacobs falls short with jabs. Canelo backs him to the ropes. One minute in. Jacobs fires some jabs and a right to the body. Canelo lands one of his own. Jacobs busier with the jab so far. Canelo with a right to the body. One minute to go. Canelo with another cross downstairs. Jacobs fires a combination. Triple jab. 1-3. 10-9 Jacobs.
Round two: Jacobs tries a combination, bounces off the guard. Brief clinch. Canelo with a right downstairs. One minute in. Trading jabs. Canelo body shot, Jacobs hook upstairs. Jacobs with an uppercut downstairs and right cross. Body shots. Canelo digs to the body with right hands. One minute to go. Clinch. Jacobs goes low-high with left hooks. Jab exchange. Both whiff in the corner. Canelo to the body, met by a left hook. Jacobs bangs the body at the bell. 10-9 Alvarez, 19-19.
Round three: Canelo advancing, backing Jacobs to the ropes. They trade body blows. Canelo with a right hand in the clinch. One minute in. Left hook downstairs, combination on the ropes from Canelo. Jacobs with a four-piece combo. Jabs from Jacobs. One minute to go. Clinch. Canelo jabs the body. Hard combos from Jacobs. Canelo whiffs on the ropes. Clinch. Close. 10-9, 29-28 Alvarez.
Round four: Canelo lands a 2-1. Jacobs probing with the jab. Quite a few jabs. Canelo looks for a 1-1-2 downstairs. Jacobs looks for a combo, Canelo slips it. One minute in. Jacobs with a right hand downstairs into the clinch. Another clinch, both men warned for rabbit punches. Jacobs lands an uppercut, another clean jab. One minute to go. Canelo connects with a right cross. Two good jabs and a left hook. Jacobs lands a left hook of his own. Jacobs tries to open up in the corner. Counter right from Canelo. 10-9, 39-37 Alvarez.
Round five: Jacobs still looking to work behind the jab as Canelo slips the majority. Jacobs to the body. Canelo doubles up the left hook downstairs. One minute in. Jabs from Canelo. Jacobs to the body inside. Canelo tries a four-piece, lands a body shot. One minute to go. Trading jabs. Canelo fires a body shot, eats an uppercut. Jacobs with a beltline shot, takes a right hand downstairs. Nice close-quarters exchange. 10-9, 49-46 Alvarez.
Round six: Jacobs tries a lengthy combination, doesn’t land clean. 1-3 from Jacobs. Good combo a minute in. Clinch. Straight left. One minute to go. Another straight left. Canelo lands a right downstairs. Clinch. Jacobs bangs the body with two shots and pivots off. Three-piece by Golovkin. 10-9 Jacobs, 58-56 Alvarez.
Round seven: Alvarez landing early. He backs Jacobs to the ropes, opens up with some clean connections. One minute in. Left cross by Jacobs. Body shot met by a Canelo left hook. Jacobs overhand left just glances off. He bangs the body against the ropes. He’s been mostly southpaw the last couple rounds. One minute to go. Straight left by Jacobs. Left to the body. Clinch. Lead hook from Canelo. Body shot. Jacobs looks for a combination. 10-9, 68-65 Alvarez.
Round eight: Jacobs goes back to orthodox. Canelo to the body, jab upstairs. Left hook lands. Jab to the body. Jacobs with a series of jabs upstairs. One minute in. They trade body shots in the center. Jacobs combo downstairs. Canelo left hook as Jacobs makes space. Jacobs backs him to the ropes and looks to put together punches. Canelo lands a right hand, eats a combination, lands a left hook. One minute to go. Canelo left hook, Jacobs right hand. Uppercuts from Canelo. Straight right, body shots. Jacobs with a left hook in return at point blank. Trading in the phone booth. Left hook from Jacobs and he forces Canelo against the ropes. 10-9 Jacobs, 77-75 Alvarez.
Round nine: Southpaw 1-2 by Jacobs. Body shots. Canelo looks fo ran uppercut inside. They trade body blows. Canelo lands a jab and lead right. Another lead right. Counter hook kicks off a four-piece combo. Huge overhand left by Jacobs, Canelo shrugs it off with a minute to go. Uppercut by Jacobs. Combination in the center. Canelo to the body. Jacobs with a hook to the midsection at the bell. 10-9 Jacobs, 86-85 Alvarez.
Round ten: Jacobs still working from southpaw, lands a nice combination on the ropes. Clinch. 1-2 from Canelo, combo from Jacobs. One minute in. Quadruble jab by Jacobs from Orthodox. Glancing hook from Canelo, who gets blasted by a 2-3. Four-piece by Jacobs. Combination on the ropes. Landing to the body and head. One minute to go. Clinch. Jacobs goes low-high. Trading jabs. 1-2 from Jacobs lands to the forehead. 10-9 Jacobs, 95-95.
Round eleven: Canelo lands an early body shot. Jacobs back to southpaw. Jabs, right cross by Canelo. Left hook as Jacobs leans in. Lead right from Canelo. One minute in. Jacobs with a shoeshine flurry inside, the na counter left downstairs. Staggered 1-2 from Canelo. Another hard jab. Hard left hook from Jacobs. One minute to go. Canelo to the body, Jacobs left hook upstairs. Canelo right hook inside. Jacobs backs him to the ropes, opens up to the body. 1-1-2 from Canelo. Jacobs with a swatting left and 1-2. 10-9, 105-104 Jacobs.
Round twelve: Some nice exchanges to start the round. Hard hook and 1-2 from Canelo. Jacobs swings so hard on a left hook that he falls over; there’s actually a wet patch there, so it’s not really his fault. Left hook and jabs from Canelo. Jacobs with a right downstairs. One minute in. Canelo combiaation. Jacobs with his own. Nice combinations. Left hooks by Canelo back him off. Jab exchange, lead right. Canelo cracks him with an uppercut, clinch with a minute to go. Jacobs to the body inside, clinch. Jacobs with some heavy left hands. Uppercut. Canelo lands a jab as Jacobs presses. Trading to end the fight. Clinch. 10-9 Alvarez, 114-114.
Final result: Alvarez def. Jacobs by unanimous decision
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