The fight was hotly contested on both sides, and it was harder than expected for the Mexican. But in Las Vegas, Canelo still wins … This Saturday, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO) grabbed the IBF belt means, adding it to WBA and WBC already won previously. A new belt won thanks to his victory over Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO), by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 116-112). We expected a real shock, a fight of madness. And that's what we had, between an impressive Canelo defensively and a monstrous Jacobs in attack. The fight was very competitive, very tight from start to finish. After a rather quiet start to fight and led by the Mexican, Daniel Jacobs woke up in the second part to talk about his power and his explosiveness. In the end, it gives a nice confrontation, very tight, and it is not shameful to give victory to one as to the other. Glenn Feldman's sheet 116-112 still seems exaggerated, and we could have expected a split decision. But it is true that the decisions regarding the fighting of Canelo in Vegas are sometimes questionable …

In any case, the Mexican is now holder of 3 belts, and we wonder who could beat him, and especially what will happen to him soon. A revenge against Jacobs? That would be the wish of many people after tonight's fight, but Canelo seems to want to move to other horizons. A unification of the belts against the WBO champion Demetrius Andrade? It would be very possible in the logic of winning titles of the Mexican, who said after the fight against Jacobs he wanted bigger challenges. A third fight against Golovkin? " It's not my goal, but if the public wants a third fight I'll do it He said on Saturday, in front of the Kazakh present at the edge of the ring. The sequel promises to be explosive, and anyway Canelo will be highly anticipated.

Earlier in the evening, it was a British boxer who shone. John Ryder (28-4, 16 KO's) grabbed the WBA super middleweight belt by beating Australia's Bilal Akkawy (20-1-1, 16 KO). The latter was not able to resist against an opponent of another level, given that he had his place in the ring on Saturday night at the package of the Canadian David Lemieux.

The 3th round, it is also where the young prodigy Vergil Ortiz Jr (13-0, 13 KO) knocked out his opponent of the evening, the American Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KO). After 13 fights, the young American always has a perfect record, with 13 wins per knockout.

Hugo BRUN

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