ALVAREZ, CANELO-JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR. ROOM KEY (2017)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $65.00
HISTORY: On May 6, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fought in the main event. This was fought at a catchweight of 164 pounds. The Real Mexican Holiday: Canelo vs. Chavez Is for More Than Title Gold, BleacherReport.com- In a super middleweight nontitle bout, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez pitched a 12 round shutout of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Chavez appeared bigger, taller, and had reach advantage, forcing Canelo to get inside to outwork him. Canelo did so, but remained cautiously throughout, doing enough to win each round but not taking unnecessary chances. The bout went around the ring in careful circles clockwise, as the fighters carefully chose their punches and tried to gain positional advantage. Canelo threw a few haymakers which missed, and tried to bait Chavez in while playing possum on the ropes several times, but Chavez did not fall for it. Canelo, cognizant of Chavez knocking down Sergio Gabriel Martinez late in the twelfth round when they fought for the world middleweight title, was careful not to let the hard hitting Chavez have any similar opportunity. Still, Chavez went the 12 round distance with Canelo at 164 pounds and was never in trouble at any time. The only injury of minor note was a small nosebleed incurred by Chavez, which did not impact on the outcome of the bout. Gennady Golovkin was in attendance at ringside. After the bout, Julio Cesar Chavez entered the ring and greeted Canelo and his corner people and entourage. The main Event Purses: Alvarez $5,000,000, Chavez $3,000,000. Offered here is a scarce, original illustrated room key produced for this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, plastic room key which pictures both fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 2" x 3 3/8."
Size: 2" x 3 3/8"
Condition: Near Mint