Once he was in the ring he shook Alvarez's hand and then the two announced that they have agreed to fight on September 16 on HBO pay per view. By the end of the sixth, Alvarez had out-struck Chavez Jr.
He said they talked yesterday and he said, "Isaiah, you will always be my friend through good games and bad". "The fight is done".
When asked if we are we ever going to see him fight Conor McGregor, Mayweather said: "Only thing I can do is have patience like I did before. When I was born, fear was gone". But in mere minutes Alvarez had the record-setting crowd of 20,510 eating out of his hand.
With the result of his bout no longer in doubt, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez could afford to anticipate the next opponent in the popular Mexican fighter's career. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn't want to sit here.
Now he will test Alvarez in a non-title fight.
"Everywhere in the world is bidding over this fight", De La Hoya said. No one thought the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would happen but I had patience.
All 3 judges scored the fight 120-108 for Alvarez, who was credited for outlanding Chavez 228 to 71 by Compubox, and throwing more than twice as many at 606 to 302 in what amounted to one of the most lopsided pay-per-view main events in recent history.
The Mexican devastated Chazez with his speed, power and combination play, to leave the 31-year-old bleeding from his nose and his eye was swollen shut.
Whether Chavez would meet the 164.5 catch-weight limit was among the most compelling aspects of the Cinco De Mayo weekend showdown of Mexican boxing superstars.
That appears to be in the past, as the fight the boxing world has clamored for is just over the horizon.
The two men exchanged pleasantries, with Golovkin wishing Alvarez good luck for their September fight. "The difference is this fight will have a lot of action".
But Golovkin (37-0) will finally get his big "Drama Show" as he puts his middleweight titles on the line, apart from the WBC belt - Alvarez isn't too pleased with the governing body. Additionally, this fight will be fought at almost 10 pounds heavier (164.5) than any previous fight for Alvarez who typically fights at 155.
Thus, tonight, the stage was set of an utter beatdown from Canelo. "I told my corner I wouldn't sit down until it was necessary", Alvarez said.
Against Chavez, Alvarez's work rate never dipped as he landed clean shots from start to finish with his right hand - thrown at blistering speed - one of his most risky weapons. Alvarez won by unanimous decision.
"For us this is the best fight", he added. "It is an fantastic fight for everybody".
"Those negotiations, those talks will start in the weeks to come", De La Hoya said.