Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
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Officially, neither fighter has tasted the canvas as a professional, but Alvarez has had his share of rocky moments against fighters who weren't known for their power. Lopez is virtually untested at the highest levels of competition, but surviving Ortiz's bombs in his 147-pound debut earned him a lot of respect. It also gives us the confidence to say he'll likely handle Alvarez's power quite well. It's close, and it's one of the more intriguing -- and perhaps telling -- comparisons between the two fighters.

Advantage: Even

Written by Diego Morilla