It certainly wasn’t the Chávez-Álvarez fight boxing fans were hoping for, but in a battle between brothers of better-known Mexican stars, Ramón Álvarez scored a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Omar Chávez (33-3-1, 22 KOs) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
Álvarez, the older brother of Saul Álvarez, is now the proud owner of the WBO NABO Junior Middleweight title, while Omar Chávez, the younger brother of Julio Cesar Chávez Jr., suffers the third defeat of his career.
Álvarez controlled the fight from a distance for most of the rounds, pushing forward while forcing Chávez to miss before landing counter right hands from the outside.
Chávez was tentative with his offense, relying more on wildly-thrown haymakers than on using his reach or size advantage to box with Álvarez.
Álvarez won with scores of 94-96, 94-96, and 92-98.