DAVID LEMIEUX vs. MARCOS REYES
MAY 6 , 2017
David Lemieux defeats Marco Reyes by unanimous decision.
Lemieux has some of the best power in boxing and one of the hardest punchers in the sport.
How Reyes stood there and absorbed hard shot after hard shot is mindboggling.
Reyes showed a lot of heart and stayed in there when fight fans assumed he wouldn’t be able to stay in there.
Lemieux now puts himself back in the drivers seat of a possible big fight against the top in the division.
CANELO ALVAREZ vs. JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.
MAY 6 , 2017
Canelo Alvarez wanted to solidify his position as the best Mexican boxer on the planet vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Not only did he reaffirm his stance, but he made it look easy defeating Chavez Jr. by unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108).
Canelo made it a point from the outset to show that he was the better boxer and broke Chavez Jr.’s will in the first round. Canelo popped the jab, connected on vicious left hooks and had Chavez. Jr backpedaling for the duration of the fight.
Chavez Jr. was reluctant to use his size to press Canelo and instead tried to box against someone who was the better overall fighter. After the sixth round with the fight obviously getting out of hand, Chavez Jr. continued to think he could box and was afraid to exchange with Canelo.
Canelo had jumped two weight classes for the 164.5 pound affair against Chavez Jr and it didn’t affect him in the slightest bit. He looked crisp, sharp and was able to carry his power to 164.5 pounds.
The real excitement came when Gennady Golovkin joined Canelo in the ring to announce their September 16th mega-fight.
***MIGUEL COTTO LEAVES ROC NATION***
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