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Rhodes: After Saul Alvarez, I Want Cotto and Margarito

By Phil D. Jay

WBC light-middleweight title challenger Ryan Rhodes is hoping to have some huge bouts in the twilight of his career as he prepares to take on belt holder Saul Alvarez in Mexico on Saturday night. The 34 year-old, who burst onto the scene in 1995 and acquired the nickname ‘The Spice Boy’, attempts to claim a full world title for the second time, fourteen years after his tight points loss to Otis Griffin.

The Sheffield fighter had a year away from boxing in 2006 after suffering another close points defeat, this time for the fringe WBU world title against Gary Lockett and has come back refreshed and invigorated under David Coldwell. Rhodes (45-4, 31 KO’s), has racked up ten wins since returning in 2007 and admits he lost his passion for the sport at times in the past.

"I became a bit bored, because I wasn't fighting regularly and when I did I was down the queue. I'd fought for a world title and now I was last [on the card] fighting a six-rounder. I thought: 'What am I getting out of it?' It was not nice at all."

Former European champion Rhodes is now fully focused on the daunting task he faces against unbeaten Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KO’s) and is hoping that a win against the 20 year-old Mexican in Guadalajara this week can propel him into some huge Pay-Per-View bouts at 154lb and above.

"I want them big fights. I want the Cotto’s, the Margarito’s," he said. "It might, at last, be time for "Old Spice."

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Control- on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=Corelone;10689141]Lets see where we stand at this point. We have two specimens fighting for a championsip, barely. Everybody on one side of the Atlantic swears that the fighter from the other side of the Atlantic is a bum, at best…

Comment by Corelone on 06-13-2011

Lets see where we stand at this point. We have two specimens fighting for a championsip, barely. Everybody on one side of the Atlantic swears that the fighter from the other side of the Atlantic is a bum, at best…

Comment by mushahadeen on 06-13-2011

it shud b a great fite i look 4ward 2 it.

Comment by 111shyguy76 on 06-13-2011

Old spice vs Cinnamon. it'll be a good fight. Look at it this way, if it's a bad fight, at least it'll smell good.

Comment by Hiei on 06-13-2011

LMAO thanks for the laugh rhodes, seriously though Canelo will crush you sending you home with Nothing but broken dreams along with a broken bones

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