Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Saul Alvarez insists he and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are not rivals despite competing at the box office.
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Predictions

Dan Rafael

Lopez will fight as hard as possible and take aim at another "Rocky" moment, but it won't be there this time. Alvarez is too big and strong for him and will convincingly outpoint him.

Diego Morilla

As much as Lopez would like to make this a midrange boxing match, Alvarez will take control with his pressure game and take a stoppage win sometime before the 10th.

Kieran Mulvaney

Lopez will take the fight to Alvarez, but the champ won't be nearly as open as Victor Ortiz was. Canelo will fend off the attack, break him down and win by late stoppage.