Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/7/14

INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 20: Shane Mosley exchanges jabs with Vernon Forrest during their WBC welterweight championship fight on July 20, 2002 at the Conseco Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
On May 5, Saul Alvarez and Shane Mosley duke it out on the Mayweather-Cotto undercard in a pivotal 154-pound title bout. The lines couldn’t have been drawn any more clearly--with Alvarez being the young and rising force and Mosley assuming the role of the old warrior grasping for one more sniff at the big-time. Alvarez is a resounding favorite, but “Sugar Shane” is by far his biggest-name opponent. Can Alvarez keep his star rising or will the wily old vet show that every legend still has one great fight left in them? Date: May 5, 2011 Site: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Title: WBC 154-Pound Belt: 12 Rounds Vital Stats Credit: Hoganphotos - Golden Boy Alvarez: Canelo is still only 21. At 39-0-1 (29), he has risen quickly to the top of the junior middleweight division. At 5’9” with a 71-inch reach, he has good size for the division, usually putting on significant poundage between the weigh-in and the fight. Canelo is a robust package to deal with for anyone at 154. Mos...
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