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Canelo dominates Chavez, announces GGG fight

Canelo Alvarez completely dominated Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. before announcing he will fight GGG in September.

It was a fight that had manufactured hype. There was no logical reason to think that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could beat Canelo Alvarez, but there was some hope that maybe there could be some sort of stunner. Nobody was really asking who the best fighter from Mexico was, it was more just a thought that maybe we could see a shocker.

It was last year around this time when in the octagon we saw a champion have big plans ahead of him but saw the bad boy of the sport screw things up in a major upset. Maybe that was why we could see a guy like Chavez, who has incredible talent but just little desire to win, come in and screw things up.

But Alvarez would not have anything close to the same fate as Conor McGregor against Nate Diaz in their first meeting. Instead, Alvarez cleaned out. It was a completely one-sided fight. The scorecard showed that with Alvarez winning a 120-108 shutout on all three judge’s cards. Alvarez out-landed the bigger Chavez, 228-71.

And with the victory, the big plans were not screwed up for Alvarez, instead, they were confirmed.

The bigger news that came out of this year’s big Cinco de Mayo weekend fight was that Alvarez would indeed be taking on Gennady Gennadyvich Golovkin. After Alvarez’ victory, a video packaged showed to hype up the long-awaited clash between the two top middleweights in the world. GGG then walked out to the ring with confetti falling and the two announced they will fight on September 16.

It’s been the fight boxing fans have wanted far too long, but at least this next super fight wasn’t as delayed as one of the last one’s everybody clamored for. Seeing how long it took for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to finally fight, the doubt that we would ever see these two fight while they were in their primes was sinking in. But we’re getting the fight, and not too late.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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