Last night fight fans around the world saw Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34) score a dominant win over fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-3-1, 32) in a 1-sided, and relatively dull, Mexican super fight. The bout had had a lot of hype and attention, and was seen as a potentially exciting encounter between two Mexicans fighting for pride, as opposed to any sort of world titles. Sadly the bout wasa let down, as Chavez wasthoroughly out boxed, out fought and out punched by "Canelo" Alvarez, who won a unanimous decision with 3 cards of 120-108.
Following the bout it was revealed that the long awaited showdown between Canelo and WBC, WBA "super", IBF and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33) had been signed and sealed.
The bout, one of the best match ups in the sport, will take place on September 16th in Las Vegas with Golovkin looking to defend his 4 titles, however it does seem like Alvarez will refuse to pay the sanctioning fees for the WBC and IBO titles, continuing a very public dispute with the WBC.
At the moment there doesn't appear to be a set venue for the bout but the story is expected to develop over the coming weeks with the specifics between the fighters all sounding like they have been agreed and that the bout has ticked all the boxes with both of the fighters.
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