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

Wild Card

After an achievement like Lopez's bone-shattering TKO against Ortiz, it's fair to wonder: What could he possibly do for an encore? The question will weigh heavier on Lopez than on Alvarez, who might underestimate his foe a bit. Canelo could also try to motivate himself by punishing Lopez for denying him the bigger payday that an Ortiz fight would have come with, and this could lead him to make a few careless mistakes. Moreover, Lopez's speed and mobility advantage could become a huge factor if Canelo fails to land his bombs and cut out his opponent's legs in the early going.

Advantage: Lopez

Written by Diego Morilla