Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo: I Want Mayweather, Cotto - I Want Them All!

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez kept his WBC super welterweight title by knocking challenger Josesito Lopez down three times before stopping him late in the fifth round at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Mexico's Alvarez had Lopez bleeding from both the nose and mouth Saturday as referee Joe Cortez stopped the one-sided fight with five seconds remaining in the fifth round.

The 22-year-old Alvarez, who is notable for his red hair, freckles and thunderous punching power, made his fifth title defence against a gritty but overmatched American opponent.

"I am very happy with what I showed today," Alvarez said. "In boxing you are always learning and I still have a lot to learn. But I will be better next time. I want the big fights now — Cotto, Mayweather. I want them all.”

Alvarez was the more aggressive fighter from the opening bell in the 154-pound (70kg) fight as he kept his perfect record intact, improving to 41-0-1 with 30 knockouts.

He continually trapped Lopez on the ropes where he battered the challenger with multiple punch combinations that led to the knockdowns.

He floored Lopez down with a left hook to the body in the second round, again in the third and fourth and then put the finishing touches on with a right to the head in the final round that forced referee Cortez to step in.

Lopez, of Riverside, California, was fighting for a title for the first time in his career. He was a heavy underdog heading into the fight and it showed as he had lost every round on the judges' scorecards.

Lopez, who moved up in weight to fight Alvarez, dropped to 30-5 in his career. He said fighting at 154 pounds was too much for him.

"Canelo is a good fighter. He proved he is a better fighter," Lopez said. "It is way out of my weight. I felt good, but the size was different for me. He was much stronger. He’s a much better fighter than Victor. He has a lot of skill and he’s very smart. He’s the total package.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Toltec77 on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;12519375]After watching his fight with Josesito Im 99.99% sure Cotto rips him a new one!! Canelo is a bit better than Jr, but his nit as agressive and doesnt have the greates of the chins! Cotto KOs him, in…

Comment by Toltec77 on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=nathan31;12519255]cotto an floyd will smash canelo to ko or tko canelo its not redy for those type of fights he is just being hype thats all!![/QUOTE] hes ready dude, so what are you so scared of, your boy losing in…

Comment by Toltec77 on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12520927]Canelo beats Cotto.[/QUOTE] It would be a great fight, what a war that would be, both have the power to hurt each other and things can turn around fast, so can't wait for this one.:boxing:

Comment by Toltec77 on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=Drunk Punch;12518932]Let's give Josesito some credit, what a fighter. He gives 110% even though he's totally outgunned.[/QUOTE] So true on that, he was taking a beating most would have gave up early.:boxing:

Comment by Lac'em up on 09-16-2012

Canelo has not been tested yet. Name one person who you can say he fought that was a real test. Mosley was the most recognized boxer he fought and Mosley was way over the hill.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (163)
Top Headlines Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement