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Canelo trounces Charlo to retain undisputed title

Reported by ESPN:

Canelo Alvarez cruised to a one-sided decision over Jermell Charlo to remain the undisputed super middleweight champion Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Alvarez dominated the action from start to finish, including in Round 7, when he floored Charlo with an overhand right hand followed by a grazing right uppercut.

The judges scored it 119-108, 118-109 and 118-109 for Alvarez, who became the first male boxer with three defenses of an undisputed title in the four-belt era.

Saturday’s fight marked the first between two male undisputed champions in the four-belt era. Charlo is the undisputed junior middleweight champion.

Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs), ESPN’s No. 4 pound-for-pound boxer, defeated John Ryder by unanimous decision in his previous fight in May. He began his undisputed reign of the 168-pound division when he added Caleb Plant’s IBF title to his WBC, IBF and WBO belts in November 2021.

Charlo (35-2-1, 19 KOs) was attempting to join Claressa Shields and Terence Crawford as the only boxers (male or female) with undisputed titles in two or more weight classes in the four-belt era. He moved up 14 pounds to face Alvarez and fought above 154 pounds for the first time.