Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs Live Main Card Round By Round Updates

Canelo Alvarez v Daniel Jacobs Live Updates

Getty Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs get into a shoving match during their official weigh in.

Two of the world’s top pound for pound fighters square off in a showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. Alvarez is coming off a pair of thrilling fights with Gennady Golovikin followed by a TKO stoppage over Rocky Fielding. Meanwhile, Jacobs has looked incredibly crafty since his 2017 loss to Golovikin and poses an incredibly difficult challenge to Alvarez.

Jacobs comes into the fight the much bigger man, likely forcing Canelo into fighting a much more aggressive fight. Jacobs’ reach should be the X-factor in this fight and if Canelo can repeatedly find ways inside, Jacobs is going to be in a world of trouble.

Outside of Alvarez vs Jacobs, there are a number of other exciting fights featured on the main card. Undefeated prospect Vergil Ortiz Jr. gets another showcase as he takes on former champion Mauricio Herrera. While Herrera’s best days are behind him, the crafty vet should pose as a good barometer of where the highly touted prospect stands.

Follow along for live round by round updates throughout the main card along with scoring, analysis, and results for the entire night of fights.

Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs Main Card Live Round By Round Updates & Results


Canelo Alvarez def. Daniel Jacobs via Unanimous Decision

Canelo Alvarez picked up the resounding unanimous decision victory as for the most part he outclassed Daniel Jacobs. Jacobs had his moments and made the fight entertaining but at the end of the day was unable to mount too much of a consistent offensive over the course of the fight.

Round 12

Both men come out aggressive and are throwing the kitchen sink. Jacobs goes down trying for a massive overhand shot but it was ruled a slippage so no points deducted. As the men assume the middle of the ring again, they start by throwing a few jabs before beginning to open up with powerful hooks to the body and head. The two men are in a full-blown slugfest. Whenever Canelo has a big combination, Jacbos comes and answers right back. Canelo lands a big uppercut forcing Jacobs to clinch and the two men quickly resume standing in the pocket and unloading on one another. After an exciting round, Canelo likely comes away the victor in that one.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 116-112

Round 11

The two men come out swinging early in the 11th but not a ton of damage is done. Canelo quickly forces Jacobs back into the corner before Jacobs quickly circles out. Both men are throwing their punches with bad intentions and Jacobs looks to be starting to work the body a bit more, maybe a little too late. Jacobs is finding a home for many of his shots and has Canelo back into the corner where he unloads a few strong punches. Jacobs is by far the aggressor in the round and clearly came away with the 11th.

Round: 10-9 Jacobs
Fight: 106-13 Canelo

Round 10

Jacobs opens the round by forcing Canelo into the rings and doing some big damage. Canelo responds with a nice right hand and assumes the role of stalking Jacobs. Canelo walks through Jacobs’ jabs before opening up. Jacobs responds with a body combination of his own. Jacobs once again forces Alvarez on the ropes and deals some more damage. Canelo throws some strong hooks of his own to get off the ropes. Jacobs looks much more active as the fight goes on, likely knowing he’s well behind on the scorecards. Great round from Jacobs, who desperately needs a knockdown at the least.

Round: 10-9 Jacobs
Fight: 97-93 Canelo

Round 9

The round starts a bit slower than where the last one left off with Canelo keeping distance and trying to back Jacobs into a corner. The two land the occasional shot with Canelo landing the harder of the punches. Canelo catches Jacobs with a clean lead hook and follows up with a nice flurry of punches. Jacobs answers back with a nice combination of his own that definitely woke Canelo up. Canelo continues to press the action and lands enough to the point where despite the nice combination from Jacobs, he wins the round.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 88-83 Canelo

Round 8

Canelo is just going to work on Jacobs at this point, mixing up shots to the head and body beautifully. Jacobs is starting to land a bit more but hasn’t landed many true power shots. Jacobs gets Canelo on the rings throwing a flurry of punches but Canelo responds with big hooks of his own. The two men go toe to toe and throw monster shots, nearly all of which land. Canelo seems to have turned the tide and is doing a bit more damage on Jacobs as the slugfest goes on. Jacobs ends the round with another solid flurry that pins Canelo on the ropes.

Round: 10-9 Jacobs
Fight: 78-74 Canelo

Round 7

Canelo opens up the round with some huge shots and is chasing Jacobs around the ring. Once again forcing Jacobs back into the corners of the ring, Alvarez is starting to really let his hands fly and inflicted some big damage early. Jacobs actually clips Alvarez with a nice hook and backs Alvarez onto the ropes before throwing a flurry of punches, Alvarez was never in any real trouble throughout the exchange. Canelo is still pressuring Jacobs and consistently landing while showing good defense against Jacobs’ return shots. Despite Jacobs’ flurry, the round goes to Canelo.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 69-64 Canelo

Round 6

Round six kicks off with Alvarez starting to stalk Jacobs once more. Jacobs is throwing a lot of jabs and actually lands a nice combination as the two get close. Compared to the past two rounds, round six has been a bit less eventful but Canelo has still controlled most of the action. At the end of the round, Alvarez lands a big body shot and clearly tries to stalk Jacobs into a corner to unload on the bigger fighter. Another Canelo round in the books.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 59-55 Canelo

Round 5

The round starts where four left off as the two men are both letting their hands open up. Canelo is using outstanding head movement to avoid most of Jacobs’ shots and is fighting a beautiful round through the first half. Jacobs is starting to get a bit more hesitant to throw as he has been struggling to land and looks to be trying to now counter off Canelo. Canelo is landing solid shots to the head and the two men once again tie up and throw heavy shots through the bell.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 49-46 Canelo

Round 4

Canelo opens up with a bit more of the same, stalking Jacobs down and trying to force him up against the ring. Jacobs looks much more active but isn’t landing much as Canelo puts on a brilliant defensive display. Canelo returns by uncorking a few big body shots of his own. Both men are landing as the round heads into the final minute and Canelo seems to be getting a bit better of the exchanges on the back of his exceptional head movement. Great round for Canelo defensively.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 39-37 Canelo

Round 3

Canelo opens the round stalking Jacobs once again. Canelo is continuing to land big shots to the body and head and does big damage as he gets Jacobs up against the ropes. Jacobs eventually circles out and the two men return to the middle of the ring. Jacobs finally starts to open his hands up but isn’t doing significant damage while Canelo continues to land sporadically. Jacobs lets the hands fly at the end but doesn’t find a home for anything. A good rally late but another Canelo round.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 29-28 Canelo

Round 2

Canelo starts off the round much more aggressive and is starting to land a bit more early on. Canelo is finding a home for a very stiff jab that sends Jacobs moving backward on multiple occasions. Canelo and Jacobs trade big body shots but Canelo pushes forward and keeps landing heavy shots on Jacobs. Jacobs responds with a nice combination late but that round clearly goes to Alvarez as the two fighters throw beyond the bell.

Round: 10-9 Canelo
Fight: 19-19 Tie

Round 1

The fight starts off a little slow, as to be expected, with both champions feeling one another out. Canelo is trying to stalk Jacobs into the corner early but Jacobs is doing a good job of circling away. Canelo starts off the heavy shots with a nice body hook about halfway through the round. Jacobs looks to have a bit more energy towards the end of the round, making the round nearly impossible to score. Call it Jacobs but it could very well have gone to Canelo.

Round: 10-9 Jacobs
Fight: 10-9 Jacobs


Vergil Ortiz Jr. def. Mauricio Herrera via KO

Vergil Ortiz Jr. continued his assault on boxing with a vicious knockout win over Mauricio Herrera. Herrera had never been stopped in his professional career and the knockout is a testament to just how deadly Ortiz’s hands are. With the win, Ortiz should set himself up for a big name in his next fight as he looks to become one of boxing’s biggest stars.

Round 3

Ortiz comes out throwing NUKES and puts Herrera on the canvas just 30 seconds in. Catching him with a combination of some vicious hooks, Ortiz put Hererra out on his feet.

Round 2

Ortiz comes out swinging a bit harder in the second round and is doing a good job of blocking anything Herrera throws his way. Ortiz is uncorking some huge shots that just barely miss about halfway through the round. Ortiz isn’t allowing Hererra to effectively close distance anymore as Herrera is clearly respecting the heavy hands after catching a few big shots. Ortiz hurts Herrera badly and knocks down Herrera badly at the bell. Hererra survives the count and the fight goes on.

Round: 10-8 Ortiz
Fight: 20-17 Ortiz

Round 1

The fight starts relatively slow, with Herrera quickly trying to close distance and lock up to avoid Ortiz’s hands. Ortiz lands the occasional heavy shot and is seemingly hanging back and looking for the knockout. After a slow round, Ortiz wins based off the fact that he actually landed some punches.

Round: 10-9 Ortiz
Fight: 10-9 Ortiz


Joseph Diaz Jr. def. Freddy Fonseca via TKO (Corner Stoppage)

An excellent showing by Joseph Diaz Jr. against a fighter who has never been stopped before. Fonseca has fought a number of elite fighters and walked away unscathed in every other performance. While he wasn’t knocked out clean or even knocked out in general, his corner clearly felt the man notorious for taking incredible damage simply couldn’t take any more.

Round 7

Diaz comes out headhunting against Fonseca, who is a true warrior here despite being clearly outclassed and rattled. Fonseca is throwing long, looping punches that aren’t coming close to landing while Diaz is still throwing his crisp, vicious shots that seemingly land at will. Diaz lands some monster hooks around a minute left as Fonseca’s corner tossed in the towel and called it a day.

Round 6

Diaz keeps landing big shots but Fonseca continues to eat them and keep coming forward. Fonseca looks to be trying to get inside and minimize the damage he’s taking from Diaz on the outside but is eating shots from Diaz on the way in. Diaz is throwing almost a dizzying array of punches, using an exceptional variety of different punches. Diaz swarms Fonseca and eventually scores a knockdown at the end of the round after a brutalizing show to end the round.

Round: 10-8 Diaz
Fight: 60-53 Diaz

Round 5

Fonseca starts the first minute of the round a bit more active but Diaz comes back with a nice flurry and starts picking Fonseca apart once again. Diaz lands a few big left hands to Fonseca, who eats the shots and just keeps coming forward. Fonseca has never been stopped before and the durability Fonseca is showing is extremely impressive. Another round, another strong showing from Diaz.

Round: 10-9 Diaz
Fight: 50-45 Diaz

Round 4

Diaz continues his onslaught of vicious right hooks to the head and body. Diaz is a bit less active to start and seems to be hunting for a shot to finish the fight here. Diaz is landing nearly everything he throws and is expertly picking his shots, setting up clean combinations. The round is a bit slower in pace compared to the first three but Diaz was once again dominant from wire to wire.

Round: 10-9 Diaz
Fight: 40-36 Diaz

Round 3

More of the same in round three with Diaz simply picking Fonseca apart on the feet. Diaz doesn’t look like he is going to put Fonseca out with a single punch but is accumulating so much damage to the point where Fonseca won’t make it more than a few more rounds. The work to the body from Diaz, in particular, has been brilliant and Fonseca is starting to breathe heavy.

Round: 10-9 Diaz
Fight: 30-27 Diaz

Round 2

Diaz comes out again stalking Fonseca and doing heavy work to the body. To Fonseca’s credit, he isn’t backing down and trying to throw back some shots of his own. Unfortunately, Fonseca can’t find a home for most of his shots. Diaz keeps ravaging the body of Fonseca and is really starting to let his hands go. Diaz is simply too strong and fast for Fonseca and it doesn’t look like this fight is going to wind up going the distance.

Round: 10-9 Diaz
Fight: 20-18 Diaz

Round 1

The round starts fairly slow but starts to open up around a minute in. Diaz is looking extremely crisp after taking a moment to feel out Fonseca and is doing some serious power-boxing. Staying on the outside, avoiding shots, and answering with strong shots of his own, Diaz is looking dominant to start the fight.

Round: 10-9 Diaz
Fight: 10-9 Diaz


Lamont Roach Jr. def. Jonathan Oquendo via Unanimous Decision

The judges score the fight a unanimous decision win for Lamont Roach Jr. Despite the fact that we scored the fight in favor of Oquendo, many of the rounds were close enough to the point where they could have gone either way. Both fighters landed nearly the same number of punches throughout the fight in what was an extremely close and exciting start to the card.

Round 10

Heading into the final round, both fighters clearly understand that this is anyone’s fight. Oquendo jumps out early and ties up Roach. Both men land huge shots in the first minute and Roach gets buzzed for a quick second by an Oquendo right. Oquendo is applying pressure and doing clear damage, though he has taken his fair share of shots as well. Roach counters with a nice combination and does a bit more damage late but the incredibly close round is looking to belong to Oquendo. Despite scoring the round and fight for Oquendo, this one could easily be scored the other way around.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 95-94 Oquendo

Round 9

The two men tie up early and technique looks to have been thrown to the wind. Oquendo gets Roach up on the rings and throws a ton of small punches to the body, none of which really land. Roach is countering beautifully when given range but Oquendo quickly closes the distance and ties things up at the first sign of trouble. Roach starts to unload with about one minute left and clearly did some good damage to Oquendo. Roach is looking stronger as the round goes on and is doing a good job at avoiding the pressure and landing as he backs up.

Round: 10-9 Roach
Fight: 85-85 Tie

Round 8

Early on Oquendo gets a point removed for a head to head contact. Oquendo comes out angry and the two men look much more active as Roach gets a new life and Oquendo now has to fight a bit more aggressive. Roach lands some stiff punches and while Oquendo is bullying him around the ring, Roach is landing the bigger shots.

Round: 10-8 Roach
Fight: 76-75 Oquendo

Round 7

Roach is doing a better job of keeping his distance to open the round and is clearly getting the better of the exchanges when they stay at an arm’s length. Oquendo quickly realizes this and starts pressuring to close distance and do work in the clinch. The round ends with Oquendo continuing his pressure but Roach landing a solid number of heavier shots back. An extremely close round but another to Oquendo.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 68-65 Oquendo

Round 6

Oquendo continues his pressure and comes out swinging, though isn’t able to land all that much as he pressures Roach up against the rings. Roach escapes but Oquendo continues his pressure as the two fighters both open up a bit. Oquendo is doing great work up close against Roach through the first two minutes. Both men look tired and while Roach lands the occasional shot, Oquendo is landing a much higher volume.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 58-56 Oquendo

Round 5

Oquendo starts the round going right back for the body and the two once again stand close in the pocket as Oquendo presses forward. Roach starts to regain his range a bit as the round goes on and finds a home for his straight punches. Oquendo is throwing bombs but isn’t landing much of significance. Roach is really getting comfortable finding his range while backing up and is starting to land some heavy and well-placed shots. Oquendo keeps the pressure throughout but Roach clearly wins the round.

Round: 10-9 Roach
Fight: 48-47 Oquendo

Round 4

Roach is starting to look a lot more comfortable on the inside even though Oquendo keeps pressing forward. Oquendo lands some big shots halfway through the round and buckles Roach with a mean uppercut to the body followed by a hook to the head. Foach is clearly worn down in the second half of the round and he has some apparent damage done to the body, wincing on any body shot thrown.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 39-37 Oquendo

Round 3

Roach seems to be adjusting a bit better early on but Oquendo continues to do damage, especially to the body. Roach is starting to find homes for his punches as Oquendo tries to get inside and is also doing damage back to Oquendo when the two tie up. Oquendo didn’t look bad but Roach made enough adjustments to the point where he regained control of the fight.

Round: 10-9 Roach
Fight: 29-28 Oquendo

Round 2

Oquendo keeps finding his way inside and Oquendo is doing a bit of damage in the dirty boxing. Roach looks out of his element and uncomfortable through the first half of the round. Oquendo is a bit less effective at closing the range as the round goes on but still did enough to the point where he likely won the round.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 20-18 Oquendo

Round 1

The round starts fairly slow with the two fighters mostly getting a feel for one another’s range. Oquendo is the clear aggressor and lands some solid punches before the two break. Oquendo would continue to close range through the rest of the round. As the round ends, Roach heads back to the corner with a clear cut.

Round: 10-9 Oquendo
Fight: 10-9 Oquendo

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