Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
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This category is the biggest no-brainer in the fight. Alvarez wins it by a mile, having authored a string of highlight-reel knockouts over usually durable opponents (many of them on the way down, but durable nonetheless) such as Carlos Baldomir, Kermit Cintron, Jose Cotto and others. Sure, Lopez's jaw-breaking performance against a tough customer like Ortiz made everyone stand up and take notice, but this is the one department in which the weight difference will count heavily (pun intended) to turn things in Alvarez's favor.

Advantage: Alvarez

Written by Diego Morilla