In the culinary world, cinnamon and sugar are two very different components that, when combined, heighten each other and (can) bring about balance.
In the boxing ring, however, contrasting fighting styles can serve to disrupt one of the combatant's ability to be successful. This dynamic may also bring about disaster for the fighter who has the lesser pugilistic qualities, e.g. the man with less power, speed or, perhaps, the one who is drastically more advanced in age.
Pomona, Calif., resident and recent perpetual underdog "Sugar" Shane Mosley (47-7-1, 39 KOs) is on a quest to prove to the world (and perhaps more importantly, to himself) that his best days in the ring aren't past him just yet. In fact, while most are discounting his chances in his next assignment, the reality of his situation might be completely different.
Mosley's next opponent is the much younger Saul "Canelo" Alverez ("Canelo," by the way, is Spanish for cinnamon, a reference to Alvarez's red hair). Between the...