Saul Alvarez: Hatton Balks, Rodriguez or Baldomir Possible

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Welterweight prospect Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez is having a hard time getting an opponent for his September 18 return at Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to Golden Boy Vice President Eric Gomez, the opponent Alvarez wantes, Matthew Hatton, turned the fight down. Alvarez returns on a pay-per-view featuring Shane Mosley vs. Sergio Mora in the main event.

Two possible opponents being mentioned are former champion Carlos ‘Tata’ Baldomir and Delvin Rodríguez, who fights Ashley Theophane on ESPN.

"It's difficult to find an opponent for "Canelo," but we've spoken to a few people and we're on our way to confirming someone," Gomez told Sal Rodriguez.

The issue with Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 KOs) could become the weight, although Alvarez is the WBC silver champion at junior middleweight. Alvarez often fights around 150-pounds and Baldomir may not be able to get that low. Rodríguez (25-4-2, 14KOs) has to win his fight with Theophane to remain a possibility.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by REDRUM619 on 07-31-2010

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;8943195]then maybe Theophane[/QUOTE] lol............

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-31-2010

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;8941161]canelo ko's any of the 3 easily.[/QUOTE] then maybe Theophane

Comment by Corelone on 07-31-2010

Just watched Rodriguez get robbed against Theophane and I think he's a good matchup for Canelo. He has an excellent jab, good style, and a regular punch. A name fighter to guage Canelo's skills by, though Canelo is bigger.

Comment by boxingfan76 on 07-30-2010

canelo ko's any of the 3 easily.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 07-30-2010

[QUOTE=IIG;8937851]Delvin Rodriguez would beat the shit out of Canelo.[/QUOTE] He really would, Rodriguez is a solid fighter maybe not elite but on the Clottey level I would say, Alvarez is too green for a fighter like him at this point.

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