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Canelo Alvarez trounces Jermell Charlo to retain undisputed title

Canelo Alvarez continued to become the undisputed champion with a lopsided victory over Jermell Charlo on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Super middleweight champion.

Alvarez dominated the fight from start to finish, including in the seventh round when he knocked Charlo down with an overhand right hand and then grazed with a right uppercut.

The judges awarded Alvarez the score of 119-108, 118-109 and 118-109. Alvarez became the first male boxer to win three undisputed titles in the four-gold belt era.

“This Canelo – no one can beat this Canelo,” Alvarez said in a post-fight interview on Showtime. “I love boxing so much. Boxing is my life.”

Saturday’s match marks the first meeting between the two undisputed male champions in the four-belt era. Charlo is the undisputed national middleweight champion.

Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs), the fourth-ranked fighter by ESPN, defeated John Ryder via unanimous decision in his last fight in May. His undisputed dominance of the 168-pound division began in November 2021 when he added Caleb Plant’s IBF title to his WBC, IBF and WBO belts .

Charlo (35 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 19 KOs) attempts to join Clarissa Shields and Terrence Crawford as the only four-belt champions to win in two or more weight classes. A boxer (male or female) with a disputed title. He gained 14 pounds to fight Alvarez and challenge above 154 pounds for the first time.

“I felt like that wasn’t me,” Charlo said. “I won’t make excuses. You win some, you lose some. My weight is undisputed. I dare to be great. I’m proud of myself.”

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