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By Jose M. Romero / @RomeroJoseM
Here’s what we learned Saturday night when the big fights in Las Vegas had ended:
1. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez remained undefeated at 41-0-1, and now the 22-year-old deserves a true test of his ability. Just who will provide that test remains to be seen, but Alvarez, as he did in May after a beatdown of Shane Mosley, made it clear that he wants Floyd Mayweather or Miguel Cotto in the super welterweight category. Is Alvarez ready? At 22, one might think not. But with 42 pro fights, at same point he has to fight one of the best. Josesito Lopez was not that on Saturday. It’s time to give Alvarez what he wants. It’s going to happen eventually, why not sooner than later?
2. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. waited too long to unleash the knockout power he clearly has. But what a finish to that fight with Sergio Martinez. One had to wonder what Chavez was thinking, letting Martinez dance around and jab and move and not going after him until the end. Chavez is no longer undefeated, but he took a lot of shots from Martinez and also delivered them. Chavez hurt Martinez badly. Reports said Martinez suffered a broken hand, needed stitches above his eye and that he tore knee ligaments.