A Weekend of Latino Champions: CANELO Dominates, VELASQUEZ Wins Kentucky Derby
07 May 2017 by Jose Eledra in Celebrities, Event, Fame, General, Home, Money, Pleasure, Power, Sports, Television
For Latino sports fans this weekend proved to be a memorable one. On Saturday evening the anticipated match up between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. finally happened. Alvarez dominated the fight, securing a unanimous decision. Earlier that day, John R. Velasquez, a Horse Racing Hall of Famer and the leading money-earning jockey in the history of the sport, raced to first place in the Kentucky Derby.
In the pay per view bout, Alvarez demonstrated why he is the most popular and talented boxer from Mexico at the moment. In a fight that lacked the anticipated excitement the champion (49-1-1, 34 KOs ) defeated a Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) who under delivered and appeared to be more a punching bag, than a top contender.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Alvarez, 120-108. The current WBC and Lineal middleweight titleholder controlled Chavez with strong jabs and uppercuts and combinations.
Moments after the victory Alvarez formally announced his fall superfight against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The fight is expected to be the biggest boxing event of the year.
Earlier that day Velasquez rode Always Dreaming to the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby, winning by 2 3/4 lengths. This was Velazquez second victory in the race.
Always Dreaming has now won three consecutive races this year after finishing second and third in his first two contests.