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 Last update:  10/2/2011       Read more by Ryan Maquinana         
   
Saul Alvarez vs Cintron Likely To Be Signed By Monday
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By Ryan Maquiñana

Sources close to the situation tell BoxingScene.com that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s rumored third defense of his WBC junior middleweight title against Kermit Cintron will be signed by Monday morning.

The 21-year-old Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KOs), from Guadalajara, Mexico, will meet Cintron sometime in November or December, with Mexico the scheduled destination.

Just two weeks ago in Los Angeles, the precocious Alvarez stopped Alfonso Gomez on the “Star Power” HBO pay-per-view card in the sixth round of a fight where “Canelo” was well ahead, but was probably halted prematurely by referee Wayne Hedgpeth.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs), from Houston via Carolino, Puerto Rico, was all but banished from premium cable after a listless performance against Carlos Molina in July where he lost a virtual shutout.

Since then, the former two-time welterweight titlist etched out a unanimous decision victory over Antwone Smith in August on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

Cintron was released from his contract with Top Rank last week and will probably sign with Golden Boy to make the fight happen.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at rmaquinana@gmail.com , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Kermit Cintron , Alvarez-Cintron , Alvarez vs Cintron


 

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comment by iPhoneKiller, on 10-03-2011
If Alvarez thinks he can shoulder roll and that ****, he may get KO'd ve Contron who is 5 times better than anyone Alvarez fought. Should be a war til Cintron or Alvarez quits lol

comment by BTL, on 10-03-2011
Once cintron feels canelo's power he's going to turn into a track star.

comment by Margarito_619, on 10-03-2011
Ok the Angulo Vs Cintron fight..."El Perro" Angulo came in sick to that fight.. I think he was battling the flu, not to make up excuses for him but that's probably why we didn't see the best of Angulo on that night. Another thing I don't think Cintron is done.. when he fought Molina he was co...

comment by Hi-Dro, on 10-03-2011
This is a good fight for Canelo. Cintron outboxed Angulo who many up in hurrrr consider a beast at 154. Despite appearing like a hoe at times he has been inside the ring against the top of the crop, which means he is a good measurement for Canelo at this stage of Canelo's career.

comment by starsjuicebar, on 10-02-2011
If a champion isin't ready for top challenger, he shouldn't hold the belt!

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