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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Mosley vs Alvarez Results
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez went into the undercard fight against "Sugar" Shane Mosley, hoping to score a spectacular victory. He got it in convincing fashion, successfully defending his WBC Light Middleweight Championship Title and improving his career record to 40-0-1. The official score cards show 119-109, 118-110, 119-110 in a unanimous decision in favor of Alvarez who clearly dominated the fight from start to finish with his winning combo of speed and power. Although it appeared to be a lopsided victory, it was still quite an impressive fight to watch. Both boxers gave it everything they've got. There's plenty of drama and action in the backstory, as well. The young Alvarez is one of boxing's next generation of superstars. Shane Mosley is a future Hall of Famer with a storied career.
Mosley, a top-notch fighter and now 40 years old, is getting to the age where there is no doubt he needs to leave the sport. He continues to impress fans and analysts of the game, but his body can only take so much at his age. Many are advising Mosley to hang up the gloves after getting a beating at the hands of Alvarez. However, for a boxer who's career is almost legendary, there are enough options open for him. So much so that retirement can wait a bit longer. According to Sports Illustrated’s Bryan Armrn Graham, when asked if Mosley should retire, Oscar De La Hoya hesitantly responded, “It’s up to him.”
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez had a lot more to lose in this fight. If he had lost to Mosley, he would have relinquished his title, his undefeated record and his billing as the fighter to watch. Even though he beat Mosley in the twilight of his career, this victory is still a big one and is certainly a cause for celebration for his camp. The Mexican redhead continues to carve a name for himself and there's a lot more in store for him in the years to come.