Canelo-Cintron Goes Down On Saturday: Who Do Ya Like?

BY The Sweet Science ON November 23, 2011
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HBO BADHBO SPORTS PRESENTS A THANKSGIVING WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER WHEN

HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®:  CANELO ALVAREZ VS. KERMIT CINTRON AND

ADRIEN BRONER VS. VICENTE RODRIGUEZ IS SEEN SATURDAY, NOV. 26

            HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a split-site doubleheader featuring some of the sport’s hottest young stars when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK:  CANELO ALVAREZ VS. KERMIT CINTRON AND ADRIEN BRONER VS. VICENTE RODRIGUEZ is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 26 at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and Plaza Mexico in Mexico City, exclusively on HBO.  The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

            Other HBO playdates:  Nov. 27 (9:15 a.m.) and 28 (midnight)

            HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 27 (5:15 p.m.) and 29 (12:30 a.m.)

            The main event showcases super welterweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez (38-0, 28 KOs) of Mexico as he defends his crown on home turf against former welterweight titlist Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a scheduled 12-round bout.  The 21-year-old Alvarez looks to continue his undefeated reign in the 154-pound division with a win against his toughest challenger to date.  The 32-year-old Cintron is a poised former world champ who has faced some of boxing’s elite, including pound-for-pound star Sergio Martinez.  The clash between Canelo’s power and straight-ahead style and Cintron’s quick and aggressive offense is sure to produce fireworks.

            The opening fight pits undefeated Adrien “The Problem” Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) against Vicente Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) of Argentina for a vacant junior lightweight belt in a scheduled 12-round showdown.  Broner, 22, has looked razor-sharp in his two previous appearances on HBO this year, and will have the hometown Cincinnati crowd behind him as he seeks his first pro title.  Making his American debut, the 26-year-old Rodriguez will draw on his ring experience to try and score an upset victory.

            During the telecast, HBO BOXING AFTER DARK will present highlights of the featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Gary Russell, Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) and Heriberto Ruiz (48-11-2, 30 KOs).

            The night of boxing action begins at 10:00 p.m. with episode two of the all-access reality series “24/7 Cotto/Margarito,” as HBO Sports spotlights the heated rivalry between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito prior to their Dec. 3 pay-per-view showdown.

 

Comment on this article

FighterforJC says:

Wow. Two exposed fighters (Canelo by Alvarez and Cintron by everybody lol) who are hoping to come out marketable and vulnerable enough to be hyped as Mayweather's next opponent.

Radam G says:

A redheaded Mexican fighting a redheaded Puerto Rican! Here's Lucy #1 and and Lucy #2. WTF! I'm reminded of fire ants. OMG! I musta' fo'got! Cintron is now expressing his shining dome. Maybe he is gonna use it for an extra weapon, or the glare from it will blind da baddest redhead in boksing like a muthaStevieWonder. Because the super-hype Canelo is going to be all over Kemit's arse like a flashing siren. Holla!

the Roast says:

Canelo by Alvarez?? Canelo is still a prospect, like Chavez Jr despite their green belts. Youngster vs ageing veteran is as old as boxing itself. If it goes the distance Alvarez wins, close or not. We will learn more about this young fighter either way. Canelo by UD.

FighterforJC says:

Canelo by Alvarez?? Canelo is still a prospect, like Chavez Jr despite their green belts. Youngster vs ageing veteran is as old as boxing itself. If it goes the distance Alvarez wins, close or not. We will learn more about this young fighter either way. Canelo by UD.


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