Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez scored an impressive 5th Round TKO over a game Kermit Cintron last night in Mexico City, Mexico to retain his WBC Jr. Middleweight title and remain unbeaten.
When initially reviewing this match-up, most fight scribes would say that this is the classic tale of a young, up and coming champion taking on a former world title holder who is in the twilight of his respective career, while trying to add a much needed named fighter to his continually growing resume.
Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won an exciting bruising fifth-round TKO of Kermit Cintron and successfully defended his WBC light middleweight title Saturday night in Mexico City.
Here's how FightSaga saw the fight:
Round 1: Cintron looks relaxed and the bigger of the two men. A hard left hook by Alvarez lands. Alvarez also landed a hard right that snapped Cintron's head back. Alvarez 10-9
Round 2: Cintron looks to establish his jab. Alvarez lands hard combinations to the body. Cintron is tentative. Alvarez 10-9
Round 3: Cintron comes out more aggressively. Cintron is throwing hard rights but missing. Alvarez is outlanding Cintron and closing the distance between the fighters. Cintron won the first half of the round but Alvarez was more impressive the second half. Alvarez 10-9
Round 4: Canelo is landing hard left hooks to the body. Cintron is down from two rights. Up at 8. They are slugging away. Cintron is hurt as the bell rings. He was saved by the bell. Alvarez 10-7
Round 5: Cintron is getting tagged and staggered but he landed a hard right. Cintron lands a hard combination. Alvarez's back is against the ropes. Cintron is loading up with the right. Alvarez may have been hurt as he's slowing down. Alvarez lands a hard combination and Cintron welts face first but doesn't fall. The referee has stopped it.
The stoppage appeared premature but Cintron was badly hurt.
Video of the final round is below.