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 Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores Purse Bid on December 19 Parker's Trainer Sees Ruiz Clash as Heavyweight Fight of The Year Knockout Season 3 Slated For April 2017 Premiere Kirkland's Manager: Wolfe Will Make Difference for Cotto Fight Video: John Molina Feels Very Ready To Stun Terence Crawford Photos: Roach vs. Garcia, Breadman vs. Shields - Go Face To Face Video: Terence Crawford Aims To Impress in Molina Showdown Photos: Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz - Face To Face at Final Presser Chavez Jr: I Want To Prove That I'm Ready For Elite Boxing Again Photos: Terence Crawford, John Molina Hold Open Workouts Chocolatito's Manager Gives Update on Trainer Situation Arum Paid Creighton Step-Aside Money to Set Crawford-Molina Golovkin-Jacobs Deal Won’t Be Done Today; 12/19 Purse Bid Looms Video: Luis Ortiz Talks Allen Fight, Joshua, Wilder, Scott, Matchroom British Board Will Take Action Over Chisora-Whyte Presser Chaos Photos: Bernard Hopkins New York Media Tour For Final Fight Rob Brant vs. George Carter on January 20 in Hinckley, Minnesota Photo: Roy Jones Jr., Bobby Gunn Face Off at Kickoff Presser Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday Video: Dereck Chisora Explains Why He Threw Table at Whyte Photos: Chisora Throws Table at Whyte, Chaos Erupts at Presser Misael Rodriguez, Bronze Medal Winner, Inks With Schaefer Jessie Vargas: Facing Pacquiao Will Make Me a Better Fighter Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt! Joshua: I'm The Guy Who Should Beat Klitschko - I'll Prove It! Video: Dillian Whyte Shreds "D*ck" Dereck Chisora, Vows KO Win George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov For Vacant WBA Title Ordered Eddie Hearn Reacts To Rumors That Kell Brook is Jumping Ship Froch Laughs at Critics Who Say He "Ducked" Golovkin Fight Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Top Form, On Weight For Return Jermall Charlo says Julian Williams match is Jones-Hopkins reprise De La Hoya: After That Win, Saunders' Offer For Canelo Cut in Half! Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Orlando Salido Rematch in March? Verdejo to Face Southpaw TBA In 2/3 Return to Prep for Flanagan Joshua: If David Haye Beats Bellew, I'm Fine With Fighting Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement