The Moment 'Canelo' Went Full Matrix Against Daniel Jacobs

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez proved that he has the best head movement in boxing last night when he somehow evaded the attacks Daniel Jacobs threw at him.

At one point in round four, the Brooklyn fighter came out with a series of combinations and normally they would do some decent damage.

But as we know, Canelo is like no other fighter and managed to avoid no less than 10 punches in five seconds. It's just Matrix stuff, isn't it?

He dodges the blows like Muhammad Ali famously did in his 1977 bout with Michael Dokes, with the last movement absolutely perfect.

Jacobs, 'The Miracle Man', put on a very good showing in Vegas but Canelo's class saw him pick up the unanimous victory and add the IBF middleweight title to go with his WBA [Super] and WBC belts.

"I'm very happy. I'm very happy with what we did," Canelo told DAZN post-fight.

"Obviously I thought it would have been a much more entertaining fight for the public but we did what we can with what the opponent brings. We showed a lot of waist movement, a lot of diversity, a lot of punches. Overall I think it was a beautiful fight."

What next for Canelo? There's the option of going up against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade and trying to unify the division, while there's still huge scope for a third bout with Gennady Golovkin, who was sat ringside at the T-Mobile Arena and not too impressed with what he saw.

Josh Lawless

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