Canelo Alvarez reaffirmed his status as a boxing legend with a dominant victory over Jermell Charlo at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The sold-out crowd witnessed the Mexican great defend his undisputed super middleweight throne against his formidable counterpart.
Expected Battle Didn't Materialize
Heading into the matchup, Charlo was considered a tall, rangy, and explosive opponent who could pose a challenge for Canelo. However, the former pound-for-pound king quickly established his dominance and controlled the fight from start to finish.
Impressive Knockdown Secures Victory
Canelo showcased his power and precision in the seventh round when he dropped Charlo with a stunning uppercut. It was only the second time in Charlo's career that he had hit the canvas. The knockdown was a testament to Canelo's strategic preparation and hard work in the lead-up to the fight.
Canelo Embraces Boxing as His Life
After the match, a fired-up Canelo declared himself the best and questioned who could beat him. He emphasized the sacrifices he had made in training, spending three months away from family and everything else to prepare for the fight. Despite the challenges, Canelo expressed his love for the sport and credited it for shaping him into the person he is today.
Charlo's Disappointment and Resilience
While Charlo admitted that he didn't perform at his best, he acknowledged that boxing has its ups and downs. Although he fell short in the biggest fight of his career, Charlo took pride in the fact that he went the distance with Canelo, absorbing some hard shots without being knocked out.
Canelo has now successfully defended his super-middleweight title three times, further solidifying his place among boxing's elite.