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Live Blog: Canelo vs. Chavez Jr.

Check in with our live round-by-round blog of Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. from Las Vegas.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos / GBP

Our live round-by-round blog will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Be sure to refresh the page often.

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Welcome to our live blog! We will be providing updates throughout the night, and then go round-by-round for the main event.

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Up first is Manuel Avila vs. Joseph Diaz Jr.

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Avila vs. Diaz Jr.: Diaz is already having success with the right hooks. Avila will need to watch out for those.

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Diaz can earn himself a title shot with a win tonight.

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Second round was more competitive. Diaz still throwing the one-two but Avila got his jab going and is looking for combinations.

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Halfway through the 5th round, both fighters have been tactical but aggressive.

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Avila has a cut over his left eye…will be something to keep an eye on (no pun intended).

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Avila is pawing at the cut over his eye…seems to be bothering him here in the 6th.

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The pace of this fight between Diaz and Avila has really slowed down.

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(Canelo Alvarez has arrived to T-Mobile Arena)

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Late money on Chavez Jr. has dropped Canelo from about a 6-1 favorite to a 4-1 favorite. (Got as high as about a 7.5-1 favorite).

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Another round in the books. Diaz in control.

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We’re in the 10th and final round…Diaz seems content to score and win rounds…not much aggression.

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Diaz bleeding again from his left eye but the fight is almost over.

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Scores are 100-90, 99-91, 99-91 for Joseph Diaz Jr.

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Lucas Matthysse’s ring return is next.

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Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) vs. Emanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs)

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Matthysse sure has a lot of new tattoos…

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Matthysse stunned Taylor at the end of the first round with a right hand.

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Good second round for Matthysse. He’s looking sharp and is throwing combinations.

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An accidental clash of heads opens up a cut over the eye of Matthysse.

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Down goes Taylor from a right hand!

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After the cut, Taylor started opening up and landed some good shots but got overconfident…he’s back up and trading again with Matthysse.

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30-26 for Matthysse on our scorecard.

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Looks like Taylor’s cut under his left eye now here in the 4th.

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Matthysse on the attack and has Taylor backing up.

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Taylor goes down again and he’s in bad shape!

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Ref waves it off….Matthysse gets a 5th round TKO.

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David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) vs. Marco Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs)

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Lemieux coming out swinging already.

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Reyes having trouble taking Lemieux’s right hands in the 1st.

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A left hook from Lemieux cuts Reyes over his right eye pretty badly in the 2nd.

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Lemieux on the attack in the 3rd. Reyes still bleeding and Lemieux is landing hard uppercuts.

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Reyes taking some thumping punches…he may not last much longer.

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Reyes showing a helluva chin…not sure how he didn’t go down in that last round.

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Reyes actually landed two really good right hands in the 4th and Lemieux might’ve been buzzed…interesting.

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Reyes doing pretty well in the 5th..he’s still landing the one-two and Lemieux is still applying pressure but he’s thinking twice about rushing in.

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The fight has become competitive now….5th round ends.

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Close 6th round and Reyes loses his mouthpiece again. He may get warned soon.

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Reyes bleeding profusely above his right eye…

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One of Lemieux’s best rounds….we go to the 8th now.

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Lemieux stuns Reyes early in the 8th…he’s landing some left hooks now.

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10th and final round, Lemieux wearing out Reyes, who keeps bleeding.

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Fight is over and we go to the scorecards.

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Judges’ scores are in: 99-90, 99-90, and 98-91 for David Lemieux.

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Main event is up next…will likely be another 20 min or so.

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The Mexican national anthem is being sung now.

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U.S. national anthem time.

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National anthems out of the way; we now await the ring entrances.

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Here comes Chavez Jr. on his way to the ring…

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And now Canelo on his way to the ring, who’s getting a chorus of boos.

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Fighter introductions underway

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“Let’s get ready to rumblllllllllllee!”

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Both fighters have been announced and we go to the referee’s instructions….here we go!

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Julio Cesar Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KOs) Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs)

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Chavez looks huge in comparison to Canelo!

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Canelo throwing his jab and follows up with a right hand. Chavez looking to land his left hooks to the body.

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Lead left hook for Canelo as he follows Chavez around the ring. More jabs from Canelo and then an overhand right…we’re halfway through the 1st round.

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You can sense the tension…crowd is pumped up. Chavez comes in with a left hook to the body but backing up. Canelo with a jab and then Chavez backs away.

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First round is over. Canelo likely takes it. 10-9.

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Rd 2: Canelo digging to the body as Chavez gets close. Canelo noticeably quicker but Chavez sneaks in his own combo to the body.

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Canelo lands a hook to the head and body and then Chavez connects with a right….Chavez gets . Canelo along the ropes and lands a combo.

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Nice right uppercut lands for Canelo when Chavez ducked low. They are forehead-to-forehead as they go go the body but Canelo’s quicker punches are getting in first.

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Canelo landing the jab despite the disadvantage in reach and height. He’s forcing Chavez to fight going backward. 2nd round was clearly Canelo’s.

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Chavez not busy enough yet; he needs to start picking it up soon.

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Golovkin is at ringside by the way.

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Chavez still not throwing enough and Canelo is getting in hooks and uppercuts on the inside here in the 3rd.

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Left hook to the body lands for Chavez and then Canelo lands a right. The jab is still connecting for Canelo and a welt is forming under the right eye for Chave and is bleeding from the nose now.

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Dominant 3rd round for Canelo. Chavez needs to switch up the gameplan immediately.

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4th round and Canelo is putting on a boxing clinic on Chavez Jr.

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Chavez just not throwing back much…he’s getting peppered from the outside…Canelo too quick for him so far.

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Canelo landing some big punches in the 4th…right crosses, uppercuts, jabs…you name it. It’s a beatdown right now.

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Chavez has no answers for Canelo…he looks thoroughly discouraged at the moment.

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40-36 Canelo and it’s not even close. Alvarez is not even sitting down between rounds.

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Canelo is landing at will in the 5th. Rights, lefts, etc.

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Chavez ducks right into a right uppercut from Canelo. A minute left to go in the round and Canelo snapping the jab.

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Fans cheering on Canelo

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I have it 50-45 for Canelo. Chavez’s corner telling him to start throwing more punches.

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6th round and Chavez hasn’t won a round. Not even close right now. Canelo still going to the body with both hands and works his way in with the jab.

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Chavez just can’t seem to let his hands go even when Canelo stops punching and gets in front of him.

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Chavez moves Canelo towards the ropes, though Canelo seems to be letting him…Chavez goes to the body but then waits. Canelo is inviting him to throw, perhaps looking for a counter.

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Canelo seems to have taken the round off yet still won. 60-54 Canelo.

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We’re in the 7th round and Chavez tries trapping Canelo on the ropes and he’s at least throwing shots but Canelo coming back with uppercuts.

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Chavez throwing hooks to the body and Canelo retaliates with uppercuts. Chavez’s eyes are swelling up.

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Another round in the books; another one for Canelo.

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We’re in the 8th and Chavez just keeps backing up while Canelo tees off.

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Chavez going to the body here in the mid part of the round while Canelo looks for counters. Canelo’s right hand keeps connecting and then he goes to the body.

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Canelo’s giving Chavez a beating folks.

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9th round and Chavez looks overwhelmed. Canelo is playing with him.

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Chavez actually holding in this round.

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The jab from Canelo keeps blooding up Chavez’s nose.

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The 10th has begun…not sure why Chavez’s corner is allowing this beating to continue.

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Sick left hook to the body from Canelo as the fans have completely turned on Chavez.

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More of the same in the 10th…crowd upset w/Chavez and Canelo beating on him.

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11th round has begun but what for? Canelo looks like he’s in a sparring session.

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Canelo having his way with Chavez and he seems content to outbox him. Chavez barely throwing anything back.

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12th and final round coming up. This was brutal.

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Halfway through the 12th and Canelo continues to land his rights. Chavez can’t do a thing.

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And the fight is finally over. Canelo wins every round. A huge stinker.

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All three judges will likely have it 120-108.

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And that’s exactly how the judges scored it.

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We’ll stick around a few moments longer to get some quotes before signing off.

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Chavez: “He [Canelo] beat me from the outside, he’s a great fighter.”

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Chavez: “I wanted to box him and I just needed to throw more punches.”

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Chavez: “He’s a good fighter and very fast.”

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Canelo: “I showed I could move, I could box, I could do everything against a bigger fighter.”

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Canelo: “I thought he was going to throw more punches but he wouldn’t do it.”

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Canelo says he wanted to experiment not sitting between rounds since he does it in training and he felt good doing it.

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Canelo asked who his next opponent is. “Golovkin is next!”

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And now Golovkin is making his way to the ring!!

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Golovkin: “I’m very excited…we’re ready.”

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Golovkin: “He is [the best opponent he’s ever faced]”

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HBO confirms…Golovkin vs. Canelo on Sep. 16. Goodnight folks!

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