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Saul Alvarez – Kermit Cintron: BOXING RESULTS

By Geno McGahee

Saul Alvarez, 39-0-1, 29 KO’s, proved too strong for a game Kermit Cintron, 33-5-1, 28 KO’s, earning a stoppage in round 5. A barrage of punches put Cintron down in round four, and Cintron appeared to have had his nose broken at the end of the round and was totally out on his feet.

The heart of Cintron has been questioned but it cannot be anymore as he came out swinging and landed some good shots, but Alvarez was so much stronger that he took the punches well and kept pushing forward and landing his own…something that Cintron wasn’t able to take.

The stoppage came against the ropes when Alvarez landed some decent shots that had Cintron in trouble. It was a quick stoppage, but when you take the entire fight into context, it made sense. Cintron seemed focused on winning at any cost and may have gotten hurt had he been allowed to continue.

Alvarez moved another step forward. This was his most impressive performance against a legitimate talent that has never been beaten down this way, with the exceptions of the two Margarito fights, where I would bet he was duking it out with plastered fists.

Alvarez moves on as one of the biggest stars in boxing.

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