Found November 25, 2011 on Rope A Dope Radio:

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 a very traumatic childhood, having to witness his mother die of cancer which in turn has made him so determined to become a great fighter. He was trained by Hall of Fame Trainer, Emanuel Steward in the past just as middleweight prospect and current Antonio Margarito sparring partner, J'Leon Love was as well. His latest trainer Ronnie Shields has been training him using a faster pace style of training with lots of aggression. Cintron has also been working with his strength and conditioning coach, who has helped him greatly over his career spanning 38 fights (33 wins 4 losses 1 draw 28 KO’s).


Alvarez has been a rising star since the beginning of his career. Oscar De La Hoya has really sung his praises for “Canelo.” He finds it really gratifying that Alvarez is also originally from Mexico and is currently bringing true honor to his country. Alavarez continues to win and he is now at the cusp of reaching the pinnacle of his career. This Thursday at the final press conference, Alvarez said, "I'm ready and I want to show that I'm a good fighter and Cintron is a great test, but I'm sure that I will be the winner this Saturday."


Cintron said, "I came here to fight for the WBC belt that Canelo has and I'll give everything in me to do this, I have trained hard with my sparring partners Mike Lee and Shane Mosley." Cintron promises to give it his best shot and this may be his last chance. All eyes will be on him this Saturday to see if he can produce some of the same successful moments that he showed in his fight with Paul Williams back in May of 2010. Can Cintron muster up another title winning effort as he did back in 2006 against Mark Suarez when he won his first world title, claiming the IBF Welterweight belt that was vacated by Floyd Mayweather.


This division is set to be unified in the near future and the winner of this fight may go ahead possibly against the winner of the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. Alvarez is a very strong young man who is still learning and sharpening his skills. At the pace he is going hopefully we will get to see his competition continue to progressively get better. Cintron has a lot of experience and he has full knowledge of what Alvarez can do. He will not be a pushover and should be able to test Cintron. This could very well turn out to be an entertaining fight.  Hopefully the fans at the VFG Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico get their money’s worth on Saturday night.


Samaarah Choubak


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