The critics will point to the obvious: Canelo did enough to outpoint Daniel Jacobs under every microscope imaginable. The issue with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in aftermath of his unification win doesn't hinge on his credibility as a boxer. The problem lies in the way Canelo perceives himself as a PPV attraction, yet doesn't always bring forward the most exciting of performances, with all due respect to the paying customers.
Only Floyd Mayweathermanaged to maintain his "PPV-appeal" without putting on an exciting in-ring performance - but to his credit, Money Mayweather did much of "selling" before the fight, in the press conferences, and between the bells. And on another note, Mayweather only relented in his performances once he'd put together a sparkling run up the boxing ladder.
And yet, Canelo didn't acquit himself poorly in last night's win against a game Daniel Jacobs our of Brooklyn. Alvarez seldom drops the line of good sportsmanship, and if anything he suffers the consequences of his counter-punching style, which begs for the opposition to draw him into the line of fire. If the opponent comes to the ring bearing the same approach, as did Daniel Jacobs to some extent - the result can be a snoozefest of a bout.
All in all, Canelo was awarded scorecards of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 on his way to a unanimous victory. As a result of the favorable decision, Canelo is now the unified Middleweight champion of the world, in what is only the 2nd of 11 contracted fights off the $365 million deal he struck in 2018. How did you score the bout, comment below?
Canelo Alvarez Set To Fight Daniel Jacobs On Cinco De Mayo Weekend
Canelo Alvarez & Daniel Jacobs will put all of the Middleweight straps on the road in a unification bout.
Jacobs could have come up brief in opposition to Gennady Golovkin, who subsequently misplaced to Canelo in controversial vogue, however he is actually by no means regarded out place, a lot much less in opposition to the preventing spirit of Kazakhstan, after they danced for 12 rounds in March of 2017.
"I am completely satisfied to announce my subsequent combat through the festive weekend of Cinco de Mayo," Alvarez mentioned in an announcement corroborated by his promoters over at Golden Boy. "I'll unify my middleweight titles in opposition to Daniel Jacobs on one of many two most necessary dates that belong to me. I've little doubt that I will probably be victorious and that I will be one step away from changing into the undisputed middleweight world champion."
Canelo final fought on December 15th in a convincing victory over then-Super Middleweight champ Rocky Fielding. Unless he is compelled to relinquish the WBA strap he simply captured, Canelo is a perfect place to decide on his subsequent profession path, if profitable in opposition to Daniel Jacobs. Should he lose to Jacobs, Canelo will undoubtedly take into account transferring to the Super Middleweight division full-time. Golovkin rematches stay a focal point for each fighters, as do incoming challenges from Jermall and Jermell ought to they broach the divide.
Boombox Cartel Brought Out A Mariachi Band for Cinco De Mayo [VIDEO]
As one of the few legitimate Mexican-American artists in dance music, Boombox Cartel are perhaps the ones most worthy of putting on a spectacular Cinco de Mayo show. And spectacular it was…
/u/manveer911 on reddit posted a video on /r/trap yesterday from the show – it turns out Boombox Cartel brought out a full mariachi band during the show and absolutely brought the house down. It looks like an awesome celebration! And we’re sure the tequila and Modelos were flowing.
Check out the video from the show below.
Boombox Cartel Cinco de Mayo celebration
50 Cent Upset About GGG-Canelo Fight Cancellation, Offers Opinion On First Fight
50 Cent is no stranger to the boxing realm. His boxing stable, SMS Promotions was short-lived but fered him a gateway into a sport he grew up following. He managed a few boxers, promoted a few cards, all in the name a sport he loved, until course his assets ran dry. He also partnered with Floyd Mayweather before the pair famously split, and then made up. But their dealings are hard to make out, at least inasmuch as money is concerned.
50 took to Instagram to air out his grievances over the most recent development in the boxing world. The much anticipated rematch between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady 'Triple G' Golovkin has been called due to former failing two consecutive drug tests. Their initial encounter was ruled a draw, with many fans believing it to be a fudged result. Incidentally the May 5 date was penciled in for a rematch in Las Vegas. There was a strong belief that Canelo was simply biding his time, waiting for Gennady to keel over.
50 Cent issued a 'smh' in frustration over the fight cancellation. He posted a picture Canelo looking utterly despondent with his eyes cast down. For what it's worth, 50 tells his audience that he believes Gennady was the true winner by a wide margin, in the first fight. His belief is hardly unpopular, many fight fans were equally frazzled by the scorecards on that night. On a sorrowful note, 50 does seem to have a modicum sympathy for the Mexican fighter. The verdict to ban Canelo is a loss for everyone involved: fight fans and bookers alike.