Alvarez vs. Lopez
Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (Showtime)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Eztel Espinosa/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


Alvarez is a physical fighter who manages his energy levels with a maturity beyond his 22 years. He's as focused and purposeful in his destructive efforts as a bulldozer tearing through a rainforest. And he can explode at any time during a round or a fight. He will surely develop into a fourth-quarter type of fighter, and the fact that he never has trouble making weight indicates he's always at his optimal nutritional level on fight night. This one's an easy call.

Advantage: Alvarez

Written by Diego Morilla