Classy Canelo Alvarez way too good for outgunned Chavez Jnr in Mexican showdown, Golovkin next

Alvarez extends his winning streak in convincing fashion as he defeats an outclassed Chavez Jnr on points

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 May, 2017, 12:22pm
UPDATED : Monday, 08 May, 2017, 9:22am

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez extended his winning streak in convincing fashion in Las Vegas on Saturday night as he defeated an outclassed Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr on points.

The middleweight champion was never troubled by a disappointing Chavez Jnr, son of legendary Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez, and enjoyed a straightforward night to the occasional frustration of an excited sell-out crowd on Cinco de Mayo weekend, who were expecting something of a battle royale between the two Mexicans who had traded barbs in the run-up to the hugely anticipated fight.

In reality, Alvarez improved his record to 48-1-1 in a unanimous shut-out win over a grossly mismatched Chavez.

The next step for Alvarez is set to be the unbeaten Gennady Golovkin, who watched on from ringside in Las Vegas. The 26-year-old used his post-fight interview to declare a bout with the Kazakh will finally go ahead in September ending two years of negotiation and disappointment for fight fans, who will get to see two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world face-off.