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Canelo Alvarez beats Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision in middleweight unification bout

Canelo Alvarez beats Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision in middleweight unification bout

Canelo Alvarez sought to out-box a boxer. He did that, and in the end, he also conquered an impassioned foe carrying a significant size advantage.

Alvarez added a third middleweight belt to his collection Saturday night before 20,203 at T-Mobile Arena by defeating Daniel Jacobs by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.

“We knew he was going to be a difficult fighter, but thank God we did things the right way, what we were going to do,” said Alvarez, who already possessed the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. belts. “It was just what we thought because of the style of [the] fight that brings. We just did our job.”

In taking Jacobs’ International Boxing...

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