It wasn’t easy. But Canelo Alvarez, the middleweight champion, outboxed Daniel Jacobs Saturday night on DAZN and won a unanimous decision to keep his undisputed status.
Your scribe thought it could’ve gone either way but Canelo won ultimately. We had a slick v slick performance and Canelo edged it.
It was so difficult to assess who won. Canelo hit harder more often, which is why he surely got the unanimous decision on 116-112, 115-113 and 1151-113 again on the scorecards, but Jacobs was there all the time. He might have struggled with weight coming in, too.
DAZN commentators were very Canelo-friendly, although they had plenty of other problems.
Canelo now moves on to a Gennady Golovkin rubber match, although maybe not right away. Jacobs, #2 in the division, will remain in the mix at 160 to give a tough time to nearly anyone.
On the undercard, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. became the first man to KO Mauricio Herrera. The welterweight looked pretty good doing it, too.