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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Result as Alvarez retains undisputed titles

Re-live updates from the clash between undisputed champions in Las Vegas

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Monday 02 October 2023 17:21 BST
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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated Jermell Charlo on Saturday night, dropping the American en route to a one-sided points win in their undisputed vs undisputed fight.

Canelo entered the T-Mobile Arena as undisputed super-middleweight champion, and he left Las Vegas with that status intact after defeating Charlo, the undisputed super-welterweight champion. Canelo won a unanimous decision (119-108, 118-109, 118-109) with the highlight coming in Round 7, as the Mexican dropped Charlo to a knee after landing a hard overhand right.

Canelo, 33, marched down Charlo, also 33, for almost the entirety of the fight – the first to pit two undisputed male champions against each other in the four-belt era – and was unaffected by his challenger’s brighter moments.

Canelo, with his victory, became the first champion to retain their undisputed titles three times.

Re-live updates from Canelo vs Charlo below.

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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Alvarez retains titles with unanimous decision

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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Alvarez retains titles with unanimous decision

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Canelo vs Charlo: Alvarez’s resume after victory

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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Fight in photos

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (right) en route to victory over Jermell Charlo (EPA)
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Jermell Charlo was dropped to a knee in Round 7 against Canelo Alvarez (EPA)
Alex Pattle1 October 2023 06:03
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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Alvarez retains titles with unanimous decision

Canelo becomes the first champion to retain their undisputed titles three times.

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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Alvarez retains titles with unanimous decision

Charlo: “Truthfully, you could feel the difference in the weight.

“I went up 14lbs. I dared to be great tonight. Absolutely, [I’ll go back to 154lbs].

“I’m proud of myself. He didn’t knock me out, he hit me with some hard shots.”

Charlo calls out Terence Crawford, who is in attendance.

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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Alvarez retains titles with unanimous decision

Canelo: “I’m great, I’m happy. Thank you everybody for coming. I love you guys so much. I love my friends, my family.

“I’m a strong fighter, I’m a strong man. Nobody can beat this Canelo.

“We worked to go to the body. We know he’s a great fighter, he knows how to move in the ring. We worked on that for three months in the mountains without my family, but I still love boxing.

“I love boxing so f***ing much. Boxing is my life, and I love it because of my fans, too.

“No, [I’m not disappointed not to get a knockout]. If I don’t get that knockout, I get 12 rounds to show why I’m the better fighter.

“ [On] Cinco de Mayo [I’ll be back]. Whoever, I don’t f***ing care. VIVA MEXICO!”

He also pays respect to Charlo.

Alex Pattle1 October 2023 05:55
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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Scorecards

Canelo Alvarez def. Jermell Charlo via unanimous decision (119-108, 118-109, 118-109).

Alex Pattle1 October 2023 05:50
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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Scorecards

Don’t go anywhere – we’ll have the scores for you in a few moments.

Alex Pattle1 October 2023 05:48
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Canelo vs Charlo LIVE: Round 12

Here we go, three minutes for Charlo to find a knockout.

He sees a right hook blocked. A short right hand lands for Canelo.

Now Canelo hurls a right hand into the arm of Charlo. Lots of grappling ensues. The pair separate, and Canelo backs up Charlo before targeting the body off both wings.

Charlo times a left hook well upstairs. Canelo pops back the American’s head with a swift jab. Canelo drops his hands and eats a jab.

One last effort from Charlo, who misses with a fierce left hook attempt with one second on the clock!

The fighters embrace. We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards.

Alex Pattle1 October 2023 05:48

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