Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saul Alvarez vs Larry Mosley

By: Randy De La O

I only caught one fight from last night's fights at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, in Cabazon, California, and it was a fairly good one.  Unbeaten welterweight prospect Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (22-0-1, 15 KOs)  , of Juanacatlan, Jalisco, Mexico,  won a unanimous ten round decision over Larry Mosley  (15-3-1, 6 KOs) , of Los Angeles, California, who was fighting for only the second time after a two year layoff. Mosley was stopped in the sixth round in June of this year in his fight against Russell Jordan. The fight was scheduled for eight. Despite being a fairly decent boxer, Mosley was probably a safe bet for Alvarez.

Alvarez, an aggresive fighter, fights with an exuberance, confidence  and recklessness that only an undefeated 18 year old can.  Forward moving and strong, he showed lots of potential but made  a few of mistakes. Mainly, he  over reaches when he throws his right hand and is open to a counter uppercut, made all the more dangerous because Alvarez keeps his chin up when he throws his right hand.  The right opponent will take advantage of that. Still he's young and there's time to correct this.

Alvarez  took the fight to Mosley, who had his moments, but just didn't have the punch to capitalize on Alvarez' lack of a solid defense.

Junior Featherweight Antonio Escalante (18-2, 12 KOs) stopped Mike Oliver (21-2, 7 KOs) in 33 seconds of the third round of a scheduled twelve round fight for the NABO title.

Junior welterweight Hector Sanchez (17-0, 7 KOs) knocked out Albert Rodriguz (8-0-1, 4 KOs) in 1:23 seconds of the second round.

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