Monday morning is all about rounding up the weekend, so let’s round up the weekend.
Obviously the big story of the weekend was Canelo Alvarez beating Daniel Jacobs on Saturday to retain the WBC and WBA middleweight titles and pick up the IBF belt. So here’s a rundown on the fallout:
- What’s next for Canelo Alvarez? He says he wants to fully unify at 160, which could mean Demetrius Andrade. But the biggest fight is still a third meeting with Gennadiy Golovkin. Andrade says he wants it, and we know GGG wants it.
- Speaking of GGG, he wasn’t impressed with Canelo-Jacobs.
- Michael Woods took a look at the biggest takeaways of what was, in many respects, a disappointing fight, as well as where boxing stands right now, getting some thoughts from boxing industry vet Russell Peltz.
- Not much changed in the 160 landscape, but we took a look at the division as it stands right now anyway.
- This coming week’s TV schedule is up, as believe it or not Canelo-Jacobs was not the series finale of boxing. We’ve got three world title fights (two of them rematches), plus ShoBox, British ShoBox, and more.
- We ran down all the TV results from this weekend in case you missed anything, including Artur Beterbiev and Jerwin Ancajas retaining their titles on ESPN. And check out some terrific knockouts, too. Two notable upsets on the weekend: Anthony Young stunned Sadam Ali on Saturday, and Christopher Pearson knocked off Yamaguchi Falcao on Thursday.
- To go back to Golovkin, he hired his new trainer, choosing Johnathon Banks. Banks said he wants to see more activity from Golovkin in the ring.
- Billy Joe Saunders held a media workout, arriving via helicopter with Tyson Fury, and Frank Warren confirmed that the full WBO super middleweight title will be on the line when Saunders faces Shefat Isufi on May 18.
- Carl Froch joked about fighting George Groves again, and Groves joked back. Some of you weren’t so good with jokes.