All three judges scored the 164.5-pound catchweight bout in favor of Alvarez, 120-108.
If there was any lingering debate, Canelo Alvarez put it to rest on Saturday as to who the most popular and talented boxer was in all of Mexico. Now, he'll focus his attention on attempting to become the best fighter in the sport.
Moments after pitching a shutout against a lifeless Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in their all-Mexico pay-per-view showdown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez formally announced his fall superfight against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
"Golovkin, you are next my friend," Alvarez said. "Yes sir, it's done."
In a scene straight out of pro wrestling, Golovkin emerged from the locker room after a video package played on the screen. The two then answered questions inside the ring about their Sept. 16 PPV bout as confetti fell from the rafters.
Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) may have sent fans home happy with the post fight theatrics but the fight itself was almost exclusively void of drama or entertainment. Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) was lethargic throughout and stuck to illogical game plan, looking to box the much quicker and faster Alvarez.
All three judges scored the 164.5-pound catchweight bout in favor of Alvarez, 120-108. The former junior middleweight champion and current lineal middleweight king controlled Chavez with a stiff jab and routinely stung him with uppercuts and combinations.
Alvarez, 26, outlanded Chavez, 228 to 71, according to CompuBox, in a one-sided drubbing.