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Kermit Cintron Vs Saul Alvarez: Another Step for the Mexican Star

By Geno McGahee

Tonight, Saul Alvarez, 38-0-1, 28 KO’s, takes on his biggest challenge in former welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron, 33-4-1, 28 KO’s, in a 12 round WBC Light Middleweight title fight, taking place in Mexico, the home of Alvarez.

At 21 years old, a huge fan base, and a big punch, the future is bright for Alvarez. He has scored some decent wins, including an explosive knockout of Carlos Baldomir, a stoppage of Jose Miguel Cotto, and a decision over Lovemore N’Dou. In his most recent fight, he battered Alfonso Gomez, stopping him in six rounds. He is one of the quickest rising stars in the sport.

Across the ring is Kermit Cintron, a powerful puncher, but his recent lackluster performances and questionable grit make him a logical choice as an opponent but he still has a right hand that could derail the Alvarez rise.

Cintron did spoil the undefeated streak of Alfredo Angulo and is in the spoiler role here. An upset loss to Carlos Molina recently and a defeat to Paul Williams have put his career in a bad place. It’s now or never for Cintron.

Alvarez – Cintron is a very interesting fight, but the pressure of the young champion may be too much for the former welterweight king. Can Kermit handle the mental pressure that he will be under or will he find a soft spot on the floor to leave the fight? We’ll see.

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