Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Hearn: Consensus Is the Right Man Won Canelo-Jacobs Fight

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs wasn’t exactly an exhilarating action fight.

Their middleweight title unification fight produced some memorable moments, but Alvarez and Jacobs boxed in ways that showed varying levels of respect for an opponent’s power and skill. At least, though, there didn’t appear to be any controversy once Michael Buffer announced Alvarez as the winner of their 12-round bout by unanimous decision.

Alvarez’s previous two fights in Las Vegas – a widely disputed draw with Gennadiy Golovkin and a majority-decision defeat of his rival in their rematch – each caused considerable controversy. The consensus Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena was that Alvarez definitely deserved this victory he was awarded.

canelo-jacobs-fight (3)_1

Judges Glenn Feldman (116-112), Dave Moretti (115-113) and Steve Weisfeld (115-113) each scored their competitive encounter for the Mexican superstar. Even Eddie Hearn, Jacobs’ promoter, acknowledged that Mexico’s Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) beat Brooklyn’s Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) in their DAZN main event.

“No, 115-113 is fair,” Hearn said during the post-fight press conference. “If I scored it 115-113, then you could have it 116-112, you can have it a draw. But the right man won the fight. I think that’s the general consensus.”

CompuBox credited the 5-feet-8 Alvarez for landing more power punches and jabs than the 6-feet Jacobs. According to CompuBox’s unofficial statistics, Alvarez hit Jacobs with 188-of-466 overall punches, 57 more than Jacobs landed (131-of-649).

Alvarez connected on 120-of-264 power punches, 31 more than Jacobs (89-of-359). CompuBox scored 68-of-202 jabs for Alvarez, 26 more than Jacobs (42-of-290).

“I thought Danny had a relatively poor first half of the fight,” Hearn said. “And I thought he won the back end of the fight. I scored it 115-113 [for Alvarez]. And I think he’ll kick himself a little bit. It’s easy to say. You know, if he would’ve tried to be a little bit more aggressive in the fight – he took some big shots, you know? And so did Canelo. I think they both showed a great chin.” 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mario040481 on 05-08-2019

[QUOTE=Iron Fister;19722537]Well, then I stand corrected. Havent watched DBN in a long time and might have actually blocked it due to their overtly racial bias.[/QUOTE] Not gonna lie, I wanted to hear how he had Jacobs winning and i wanted…

Comment by Powellj41 on 05-07-2019

A little harsh da guy came to fight he just had da wrong game plan and started to late. But he did prove dat Canelo only knock out weaker opponents n haven't knock out no one good or knock them…

Comment by Iron Fister on 05-06-2019

[QUOTE=Mario040481;19722476]I've not yet gone through the whole thread here so if it's already been posted, my apologies, but DBN sounded as though he saw it as a clear cut Canelo win[/QUOTE] Well, then I stand corrected. Havent watched DBN in…

Comment by Iron Fister on 05-06-2019

[QUOTE=angkag;19721743]I think 2 things happened in the fight, firstly Jacobs spent the first half of the fight trying to figure out how to get past Canelo's defence, then the second half trying to get past it and failing. Secondly, Canelo…

Comment by Mario040481 on 05-06-2019

[QUOTE=Iron Fister;19721453]Jacobs got outclassed and never took the fight to Canelo. He came in with a big size and weight advantage and couldn't put it to good use. Rather see Canelo unify with Andrade or go for the trilogy. Jacobs…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (38)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Vikas Krishan Wants Pro Fights To Prepare For Tokyo Olympics Terri Harper: I'm Going To Work Jonas All Night, Break Her Down Charr: My Promoter To Hold Meeting On Andy Ruiz Fight Whyte on Fury, Joshua Marbella Meeting: That Looked So Staged! News: Rocha vs. Bacon, ACE Boxing, Mitchell Stapleton, More Conlan: Takoucht Will Be Tough Fight, I Do Believe I'll Stop Him Roy Jones: CSAC Can't Control Mike Tyson, I Have To Be Ready For War! Top Rank Keeps Trio Of Boricua Prospects - Lebron, Gonzalez, Zayas - Active On Boxeo Telemundo Mykal Fox On Standby For FOX’s Dulorme-James Main Event Saturday Night Arum: I Won't Lose Money On Loma-Lopez Because Lopez Thinks He's Worth More Leo-Williams Showtime Main Event Peaked At 209K Viewers, Averaged 150K Chavez-Arce III, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Omar Chavez on September 25 Euro News: Sergio Martinez Sparring, Culcay, Mendy, Garcia, More Dana White Backs Mike Tyson Return, Shoots Down Pacquiao-McGregor Maxi Hughes: Beating Jono Carroll Will Raise My Profile Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Kevin Johnson Set For August 22 Billam-Smith Got Big Lessons From 30 Rounds of Sparring With Briedis Hearn: Cheeseman-Eggington One Of Best Fights I've Seen Live; I'd Love To See It Again Arum Making At Least 7-Fight Cards When Boxing Returns To ESPN, ESPN+ 8/22 Linares: Where Is Ryan Garcia? Still Playing Online While I'm Training For A Real Fight Fortuna Eager To Honor Lewkowicz By Becoming Three-Division Champ Dmitry Salita On COVID-19 Protocols For Upcoming Shows Christy Martin, The Promoter, Plans To Deliver in Daytona Terri Harper: Many More Doors Will Open After Natasha Jonas Fight News: Ryan Walker, Lorenzo Simpson, Chad Sugden, More Joshua: I Told Fury, 'If We Get Fight Together - Don't Worry About Usyk' Salita Tabs David Berlin as General Counsel and Consultant Pacquiao's Long-Term Future Best Served By Avoiding Crawford Hearn: I'm Almost Certain That Canelo's First Choice is Callum Smith Shawn Porter vs. Sebastian Formella Sanctioned For WBC Silver Title WBC Prez on Tyson-Jones: They Should Wear Headgear, Use 16 or 18-Ounce Gloves Lennox Allen: I Feel Like Morrell Skipped The Line To The Title Dmitry Bivol To Return To The Ring Near The End of 2020 Kavaliauskas Still Needs Foe For September 12, Imam Not In Cuadras Continues Training, Waits For Confirmation of Estrada Rematch Hearn Warns That Tyson-Jones Could Be "An Absolute Disaster" Omar Juarez Talks Training Camp For Shaw Clash on James-Dulorme Barrientes Twins, DJ Zamora III Pick Up Knockout Wins in Mexico McKenna: I Think Luke Campbell Will Stop Ryan Garcia Jono Carroll: I'm Treating Maxi Hughes Like A World Title Fight
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement