Tonight, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. meet in a big Cinco de Mayo weekend boxing event, live on HBO PPV. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage all night, including round by round results and recaps.
Round 1: Both men circling in the center, fighting at distance, exchanging shots. Canelo is able to pretty consistently find the holes here, landing a variety of punches, including stiff jabs that snap Chavez’s head back. Chavez does get in one of his excellent hooks to the body, but overall, he’s not landing at all like Canelo yet. 10-9 Canelo
Round 2: Canelo starts to get his combinations going here, and they are working well for him, as he starts to land multiple shots on a somewhat stationary Chavez. Chavez manages at one point to back Canelo into the ropes and looks to get inside and make it a rough fight, but before much can happen there, Chavez lets him free. Chavez is not throwing much, and what he’s throwing, he’s not landing. 10-9 Canelo
Round 3: One minute in, Canelo lands the night’s best punch yet - a hard right hand that stuns Chavez briefly. The two continue to fight in the middle of the ring, with Chavez allowing it to be a distance boxing match, not getting inside as many expected him to. Chavez again moves it to the ropes, but Canelo punches his way out. Chavez ends the round with a bloody nose and very few positives from the first 3 rounds. 10-9 Canelo; 30-27 after 3