Canelo Álvarez outpoints Daniel Jacobs to unify middleweight titles


Saul "Canelo" Alvarez said he is "done" with Gennady Golovkin, though the Mexican star is open to a blockbuster rematch after unifying the middleweight titles on Saturday.

Ringside judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld turned in cards of 115-113, while Glenn Feldman scored it 116-112.

WBA and WBC holder Canelo added the IBF belt to his collection thanks to Saturday's unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas.

Saturday's bout began slowly, with Alvarez coming forward and trying to make the fight, while Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs), 32, of Brooklyn, New York, was content to go backward and only fire the occasional punch. Canelo said he is opening to fighting either of them. The momentum from that left hook seemed to carry into round ten, with Jacobs getting the better of the action, but Canelo closed strong in the final two rounds, turning the tables on Jacobs by outjabbing the taller, longer boxer and punctuating his strong finish with a snapping right uppercut in a spirited final round. Canelo Alvarez was better - but not by much.

Canelo fight: Who won Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs? Referee Tony Weeks called a timeout to clean up the moisture, and when the fight resumed Alvarez landed a left hook to the head.

Alvarez also is the lineal champion, and the only belt he doesn't have it the WBO championship owned by Demetrius Andrade, who was at ringside.

Live stream: The fight will be streamed exclusively by DAZN on its app.

Alvarez jabbed effectively, moved his head, and as soon as Jacobs wanted to respond, his opponent was not in range.

"He's a tremendous champion, I take my hat off to him", said Jacobs - known as the "Miracle Man" after returning to the ring and becoming a champion following cancer.

"I feel great. I have to go back and look at the tape to see exactly what the judges thought", said Jacobs.

Canelo refused to rule out a trilogy fight with Golovkin after the win, claiming he would be willing to give boxing fans whatever they want. He got the flat fee instead of the usual share of pay-per-view proceeds because the fight was offered on DAZN for the cost of a subscription.



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