Canelo Alvarez’s Brother, Ramon Alvarez, Bloodies and Batters His Opponent in an 8-Round Battle

Published 06/19/2021, 11:48 PM EDT


Ramon Alvarez, the brother of Canelo Alvarez, demolished Omar Chavez and took home the unanimous decision. The two fought each other for the third time after both fighters had a win-a-piece. This trilogy fight lived up to the names of the boxers.

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The two fought on the undercard of the historic Tribute to the Kings event which featured Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the main event. And both fighters had a lot to say about each other, having fought twice in the past. In 2014, Alvarez took home the unanimous decision victory, while in 2017, Chavez knocked out Alvarez. Thus, this fight was to settle the scores.

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How did the fight between Ramon Alvarez and Omar Chavez pan out?

Both Chavez and Alvarez started slowly as they sized each other up in the first round. However, the fight came to life in round two as both fighters threw more and traded some big shots. Alvarez just got the better of his opponent. This continued in the third as ‘Inocente’ landed some huge shots.

The fourth round brought the biggest moment of the fight. The 29-8-3 boxer continued to take his brother’s advice and stayed behind the jab. Moreover, he doubled up on the jab when needed and kept Chavez at bay. At the end of the round, Alvarez threw a barrage of punches and an accidental headbutt opened a huge gash above Omar Chavez’s eye.

How did the fight end?

After the cut, Ramon Alvarez, who had something to aim at, did just that. ‘Inocente’ showed no mercy as he repeatedly attacked the bloodied face of Chavez in round 6 with more success.

The seventh-round showed that Omar Chavez had no intention of quitting as he tried to get back into the fight. However, Alvarez still got the better of him and continued to hurt him. In addition, he stuck to Canelo’s advice and stayed behind the jab.

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Round eight was fairly subdued when compared to the previous exchanges. However, Alvarez did enough to ensure the win. Ultimately, the advice from the unified super-middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, played a huge part. Alvarez stayed behind the jab, landed strong combinations, and took home the unanimous decision victory.

What did you make of the Ramon Alvarez vs. Omar Chavez fight?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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