Watch Alvarez vs Lopez Full Fight Replay - Showtime
Josesito Lopez vs. Saul Alvarez Replay
WBC light middleweight title
Saturday September 15 2012 @ MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mexican boxing star Saul Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KOs), 21, will be fighting on Showtime Boxing for the first time in his young career on September 15 on Mexican Independence Day weekend. After multiple changes in opponents over the last 45 days, it has been announced that Alvarez will now face Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs), 27.
Golden Boy can’t keep setting up these terrible mismatches for Alvarez each time out. If they’re setting up with poor opposition because of his age, then they need to have him vacate the WBC title and wait until he gets older to hold it down. That way Alvarez can continue to fight light welterweights like Joseito Lopez, welterweights like Matthew Hatton and older guys like 40-year-old Shane Mosley, 40-year-old Carlos Baldomir and 40-year-old Lovemore N’dou. Sadly, those are the guys that Alvarez has faced recently and that’s pretty sad.
Golden Boy has a lot of better opponents they can be matching Alvarez against in the future after he blows out the stick-like Lopez on Showtime. I’m really hoping that they finally put Alvarez in with at least good opponent, because right now it looks like they’re creating a fighter that isn’t as good as his record would have you believe. I saw some of that when Alvarez seemed to be stressing out from the pressure from Mosley in his last fight. Instead of staying calm and cool when getting hit with Mosley’s weaker shots, Alvarez looked flustered. I can only imagine how Alvarez would react if it were someone like Erislandy Lara that he was in with.
In the co-feature, featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs) will face former junior featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35 KOs) in a Mexican battle.