Found November 27, 2011 on
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Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez played matador tonight in the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, beating Kermit Cintron up for five rounds before stopping him. Cintron looked to be in over his head from the start and treated the junior middleweight bout like a painful sparring session. This fight probably said much more about Cintron than Canelo, unfortunately.
Before the fight, there was some speculation that Cintron's right hand might test Canelo. Instead, it was Alvarez' that did all the damage. Despite being the shorter man, Alvarez consistently landed it over the top of Cintron's pawing jab.
Alvarez (39-0-1) won the largely conservative opening round with a couple of left right combinations while a listless looking Cintron wandered around the ring. Cintron (33-5-1) already looked to be lost and in discomfort in the second, while Canelo continued to land the harder punches. The Puerto Rican seemed more motivated at the start of the third, landing a straight right that momenta...
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Boxing After Dark heads south of the border to see Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight in front of his own fans in Mexico as he faces off with Kermit Cintron in a junior middleweight showdown. Bob Papa, Roy Jones Jr. and Max Kellerman are all set to call the action.The tale of the tape shows that Cintron has a three-inch height advantage and a small edge in reach as well. Both...
Domination is the name of the game when Saul "Canelo" Alvarez steps in the ring. Generally his opponents end up becoming victims of a severe thrashing. This weekend Kermit Cintron, the Puerto Rican fighter known as "The Frog or The Killer" whichever you prefer, is challenging the young Mexican, Alvarez for the WBC Junior Middleweight Title.
Cintron has had...
In a night that featured undefeated prospects and champions, the star of the evening, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defended his WBC super welterweight title with a fifth round TKO win over Kermit Cintron. From the opening round, Alvarez’s weight and power was too much for his Puerto Rican opponent, whose own power was not respected by [...]
Saul Alvarez and Kermit Cintron both scaled bang on the 154lbs limit ahead of Saturday’s WBC light middleweight title fight in Mexico City.
Tonight on HBO, fans will get a holiday treat of a two-site HBO card, headlined by Saul Alvarez vs. Kermit Cintron from Mexico City, Mexico and also featuring Adrien Broner vs. Martin Rodriguez from Cincinnati, Ohio. The weigh-ins for both cards were held on Friday, and you can find the full weigh-in results right here. Take a look.
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Kermit Cintron - WBC junior...
Last night in Mexico City, Mexico we saw something that we are not using to seeing currently in boxing. We actually witnessed a fighter finally answer the question, “Who do you want next?” We’re in an age in boxing now where just about every fighter after a victory has generally replied to that question “It’s up to my promoter.” It was music to our ears when we heard...
Canelo Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KOs), the WBC junior middleweight champion, might be facing the toughest opponent of his fast-rising career at 10:30 tonight on HBO: ex-champ Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs).
Saturday night on HBO, boxing fans got treated to a three fight showcase with some of the sport's best young stars from a two-city card split between Cincinnati, Ohio and Mexico City, Mexico. The headline attraction featured Saul Alvarez taking on Kermit Cintron, and Canelo delivered in front of his ravenous home country fans with a strong showing and an early stoppage win.