An edge for the challenger. Alvarez is a tad slow even by junior middleweight standards, so being the naturally heavier fighter in this bout only magnifies the speed disadvantage he often faces. Lopez, on the other hand (in both hands, actually), is quick and sneaky with his long right cross and can piston away all night with a jab that is fast and accurate. If he focuses his efforts on exploiting his superior speed, Lopez could do some damage on the scorecards.
Written by Diego Morilla