Canelo beats Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas, Nevada
Canelo Alvarez defeated IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs by way of twelve round decision from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alvarez won the first four to five rounds handily, but appeared tired around rounds six to ten, give up round after round with his only break being Jacobs never fully let his hands go. Canelo capitalized down the stretch throwing more punches late than Jacobs as he was able to pick up a narrow win over Jacobs.
Surging super lightweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. picked up his most notable knockout win defeating Mauricio Herrera by one-punch knockout in the third round. Ortiz has won every fight in his pro career by knockout.
Super featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. continues his impressive run in the division by defeating Freddy Fonseca in the seventh round via technical knockout. Fonseca was down in the sixth round.
Super featherweight contender Lamont Roach Jr. picked up the biggest win of his career with a wide decision over Jonathan Oquendo. The bout felt close, the scores were wide, judges favored Roach’s accuracy over Oquendo’s come forward approach.
Anthony Young might have ended former middleweight champion Sadam Ali’s run as an a-side as he was stopped with a left hook, right-hand combo, in the third round.
John Ryder captured the interim WBA super middleweight title with an impressive third-round knockout of previously Bilal Akkawy in a scheduled twelve round bout.
Ryder, the southpaw was far too much for Akkawy, who is best known as being a sparring partner for Canelo Alvarez.
Ryder was originally set to face David Lemieux in the co-main event.
Super middleweight Alexis Espino defeated Billy Wagner in four round bout.
Aram Avagyan got off the canvas in the second round to pick up a ten round unanimous decision over Francisco Esparza for the WBC International Silver Featherweight Title.