There will be more required to depose Canelo Alvarez than soothsayers alone. Alvarez defeated fellow undisputed champion Jermell Charlo at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, putting an end to rumors of his physical deterioration.
Alvarez subdued a hungry opponent whose eyes were larger than his stomach by acting as a lion tamer to Charlo’s lion. In an attempt to add a second undisputed title to his collection,
Charlo moved two weight classes north. With a knockdown in Round 7 and victories in practically all of the other rounds, Alvarez defeated the undisputed junior middleweight champion while successfully defending his super middleweight titles. It was the first match between two men indisputable champions in the four-belt era.
Although Charlo fell short of his high expectations, the night wasn’t entirely a failure for the boxers who rose to the occasion. While beating former WBA welterweight champion.
Yordenis Ugas earlier that evening, 28-year-old Mario Barrios displayed maturity and discipline and appeared refreshed and mature. Elijah Garcia, 20, defeated Armando Resendiz in a battle of attrition in the opening bout of the undercard, which was an absolute drama.