Mexican boxing now has an undisputed king.
Saul "Canelo" Álvarez, 26, defeated Julio César Chávez, 31, by unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night to put to rest any remaining debate that he is the most talented boxer hailing from Mexico, reports CBS News.
While the build up to a fight between Mexico's greatest current boxer, and the son of Mexico's all-time greatest boxer sounded intriguing (especially on Cinco De Mayo weekend), the fight itself left a lot to be desired.
Chávez never looked to push the pace during the bout, appearing as lethargic as many of critics had predicted prior to the fight.
Instead, Chávez tried to box with Canelo, attempting to land quick punches for points. Which might not have been the best idea, against one of the quickest and most dynamic fighters in the sport today.
All judges scored the contest 120-108 in favor of Álvarez. The 26-year-old landed 228 punches to his opponent's 71.
Canelo's performance drew lots of praise on social media.
However, the real drama came once the fight had finished. Canelo announced that he would be facing Kazakhstani phenom Gennady "GGG" Golovkin in a September super fight.
The scene seemed to be something out of professional wresting. Canelo made the announcement, a video package played to hype the fight, and then Golovkin emerged from a locker room and both men faced off in the ring, answering questions.
Fans will not doubt be looking forward to this match up on Sept. 16.
Many on social media are excited for Canelo's fight against GGG in September.
WATCH | The Showtime preview that detailed events leading up to the fight.