Canelo Alvarez is fast turning into the next Floyd Mayweather jr. The way he fights and boxes his opponents into uncertainty seems to be as good as Mayweather Jr. It is notwithstanding the fact that their fighting style is very different.
While Alvarez tries to beat his opponent into submission, Mayweather Jr believed in getting his opponent too tired to respond when he started attacking. His occasional jab were powerful, but more important was his tactic to keep away from danger.
The way Canelo Alvarez beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr into submission has been called as rout and annihilation by many boxing analysts. It was completely dominated by Canelo Alvarez. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who himself is a feared boxer couldn’t do anything to save himself from the rout and more importantly from the powerful punches of the champion boxer.
The best thing about Canelo Alvarez is the fact that he is still young, around 27-year old and thus is set to dominate the boxing world for the next more than five years. All three judges scored Saturday night’s fight for Alvarez 120-108.
Alvarez was so pumped up with his superlative performance that he announced from the the ring at T-Mobile Arena that he would next challenge unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) on Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day weekend.
GGG, who has made 18 title defenses, was ringside and had retreated backstage following the fight before making the ring walk to his usual music to join Alvarez in the ring as the crowd went wild.
His enthusiasm was not misplaced. Many people were calling the Canelo Alvarez routs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fight a dangerous decision for Alvarez. But Alvarez went on to win every round of his fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., with all three judges scoring the bout 120-108 in his favor.
There is no denying that for the next several months, the attention of the boxing world will be fixated at Canelo Alvarez. No one seems to have any doubt that Alvarez-Golovkin is the biggest fight boxing has to offer, and the one fans have looked forward to for more than a year. Alvarez has been heavily criticized for having not yet faced Golovkin. But all along, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya said the plan was for them to meet in September, and now they have lived up to their word.
It must be kept in mind that the Alvarez-Golovkin fight was signed last week, but they kept such a big news a secret till now. Golden Boy and K2 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, was ringside with Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez. Alvarez still sticks to Spanish and needed a translator to make the announcement in English.