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Saul Alvarez Expects a "Very Difficult" Fight From Rhodes

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez expects a very tough fight on June 18, when he makes the first defense of his title against England's Ryan Rhodes at Arena VFG in his native Guadalajara. Alvarez (36-0-1, 26KOs), 20, has the edge in youth, but he doesn't have the experence of Rhodes (45-4, 31KOs), 34. Alvarez told Jose Pando that he's training for the most difficult fight of his entire career.

"He is certainly a very strong fighter. He's a boxer who knows how to move in the ring. I've seen videos of him and he looks like a very good fighter. But we are preparing for that, we are very focused  because he is a strong and hard fighter. Rhodes is a fighter with hard punches, left-handed and a bit complicated. Must be very careful because we know he can punch," Alvarez said. "It will be a tough fight and difficult and we are preparing for that at the present. We'll see what happens on June 18."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Control- on 06-13-2011

That's good, it means he can't use underestimating Rhodes as an excuse when he gets dominated and dismantled.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;10674684]team rhodes have been in mexico for a week and a half i think. gonna give saul hell in the ring i can see rhodesy cooking the kid late imo. :boxing::boxing::boxing:[/QUOTE] This is a solid fight, I cant pick a…

Comment by Hiei on 06-10-2011

rhodes holigan ass is going to sleep :spank:

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=timbatron;10674735]Rhodes could be hell for a young fighter like Alvarez, although I expect him to fold around the 6th. I can't see him handling Canelo's power very well.[/QUOTE] Could be the issue. Matt Hatton definitely has a good chin, and…

Comment by UglyPug on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;10674684]team rhodes have been in mexico for a week and a half i think. gonna give saul hell in the ring i can see rhodesy cooking the kid late imo. :boxing::boxing::boxing:[/QUOTE] haha @ "rhodesy". ive watched a few rounds of…

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