Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Tom Casino/Showtime


Although Alvarez has taken very careful steps along the way to winning a championship (and going beyond), he has always been up to the challenge. But Lopez is the clear winner here. It's one thing to jump to a higher weight class to face a proven, in-his-prime former champion, but it's another to win that fight with a flourish and climb yet another rung to challenge an unbeaten champ two divisions above one's natural weight. Lopez has guts. Next up: a Klitschko fight.

Advantage: Lopez

Written by Diego Morilla