Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
AP Photo/Grant Hindsley


This department goes to Lopez by a close but clear margin. He's 2-1 in his past three fights, but his most recent outing was his crowning achievement: the Ortiz upset, in which no one gave Lopez a chance. Before that bout, he faced two undefeated fighters, losing to Vargas and spoiling Dallas' unbeaten mark. Although Alvarez most recently knocked out Gomez and Cintron before dominating a legend in Mosley, Lopez gets the nod thanks to his stunning performance against the tough Ortiz.

Advantage: Lopez

Written by Diego Morilla