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Saul Alvarez Beats Up Matthew Hatton Over Twelve

By Mark Vester

Honda Center, Anaheim, California - Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (36-0-1, 26KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Matthew "Magic" Hatton (41-5-2, 16KOs) to capture the vacant WBC junior middleweight title. The score was 119-108 across the board. Alvarez was too big, too strong.

Hatton came out winging punches, but Alvarez was pushing him back with counters. In the second, Alvarez was still pushing him back with hard shots to the head and body. Hatton landed a few good punches but he was being overpowered. Hatton's nose was busted open from a counter hook. Alvarez showed no respect for Hatton's power in the fourth. Alvarez barely walked away from Hatton's punches, took them, and kept coming. In the fourth, Hatton took a beating to the head and body. He suffered a cut above his left eye.

In the seventh, Hatton took another beating but he stood his ground at times at traded with the much larger and stronger Alvarez. Alvarez lost a point in the round for hitting on the break. Alvarez took off most of the ninth round. He came back with a late rally in the round. Alvarez took off some steam in the championship rounds but he still did a lot of damage and put plenty of hurt on Hatton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ricky1978 on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=Ruffus74;10192790]Canelo just showed his age, he's just a kid...not an elite fighter yet. Not because he don't have tools to be a good but his team and GBP are rushing him way too fast!!! b4 people start w/ the hate…

Comment by KingOfBox on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=Left2theliver;10193449]Awesome performance by Canelo, and props to Hatton for sticking in there. I think Max Kellerman and RJJ had it right when they said that nowadays you don't see too many super talented fighters who'll lay it all on the…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 03-06-2011

Hatton made a great punchig bag.

Comment by lopez36 on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=al capone;10193421]He says he wants 2 more fights Before he gets at the top guys, he should go against a cagey guy in the top 30-40 like ishe smith.if he wins that then he should go ahead improve from the…

Comment by lopez36 on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=ugly2000;10193799]Canelo sucks, I really dont understand what everybody sees in him. His hand speed is average and power is over rated. Whats really going to hurt him at the top level is his size he's[COLOR="black"][COLOR="black"][COLOR="black"][COLOR="Red"][I] just too small for jr…

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