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


Alvarez's trainer, Jose "Chepo" Reynoso, has been with his charge long enough to be responsible for the creation of his nickname ("Canelo," which means "Cinnamon" in Spanish, a reference to Alvarez's freckles), and Jose's brother Edinson has kept up his good work by always keeping Alvarez in top shape. Lopez, on the other hand, is trained by the fast-rising Henry Ramirez, but the presence of the respected Southern California trainer alone doesn't give Lopez an advantage here. It's a tough call, but Canelo seems to have the more potent team.

Advantage: Alvarez

Written by Diego Morilla