Saul Alvarez Speaker Profile
Current WBC Light Middleweight Champion
Saul Alvarez Biography
Saúl Álvarez was born July 18, 1990, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and is an undefeated Mexican professional boxer in the light middleweight division. He is the current WBC Light Middleweight Champion. He is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.
On March 5, 2011, Álvarez defeated EBU Welterweight Champion Matthew Hatton by unanimous decision, for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight belt. The bout was televised on HBO and took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Alvarez was deducted a point in the seventh round for hitting after the break. All three ringside judges scored the bout at 119-108 in favor of Alvarez. He lost 1 point for an illegal punch in the seventh round, which was uniformly scored 9-9. Alvarez landed 47% of his 626 punches, including 53% of his power shots, while Hatton connected with just 25% of his 546 total blows.
Álvarez successfully defended his newly awarded WBC Light Middleweight title against the Ring #4 ranked Super Welterweight and current EBU Light Middleweight Champion, Ryan Rhodes. Álvarez defeated Rhodes by a technical knockout victory in the twelfth round on June 18, 2011 in, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
On 17 September 2011, Álvarez successfully defended his title with a TKO in Round 6 over The Contender competitor Alfonso Gomez at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, winning by technical knockout victory in the sixth round. Alvarez got a knockdown in Round 1, but there were a couple cautious rounds that left Gomez win the majority of the first five rounds. Alvarez was looking for one shot and got it in the sixth round. He backed up Gomez with a right hand and followed up with a flurry to get the referee to jump in and stop the fight.
Alvarez defeated Kermit Cintron in the 5th round by TKO. Alvarez spent the first three rounds feeling out Cintron, a former Welterweight Champion, before punishing the Puerto Rican with body shots and straight right hands in the fourth round. He knocked Cintron down once and had him in trouble at the end of the round, but Cintron was saved by the bell. In the fifth round, Cintron came out and caught Alvarez with some combinations, but Alvarez eventually overpowered him with several powerful straight right hands, and the referee stepped in and stopped it.
Richard Schaefer announced that Alvarez is having his next bout on May 5, 2012, on the undercard of Miguel Cotto's clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will co- feature, on Cinco De Mayo. On February 11, Shane Mosley was announced as Alvarez's next opponent on May for his WBC Light Middleweight title. Alvarez defeated Mosley after 12 rounds via unanimous decision.
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