Weeks of anticipation and build up, Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs delivered for fight fans in Las Vegas.
The pair of top middleweights battled it out over 12 grueling rounds from the T-Mobile Arena with Alvarez walking away the unified champion at 160 pounds via unanimous decision.
Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) landed 45 percent of his punches overall to take home scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112 and retain his claim as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
“It was just what we thought because of the style of fight that he brings but we just did our job,” Alvarez said. “We knew he was going to be a difficult fighter but thank God we did things the right way.”