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Saul Alvarez eyes June title defense

Updated: March 10, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Just days after 20-year-old Saul "Canelo" Alvarez became the youngest fighter to win a junior middleweight title, he is already looking ahead to his first defense.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said he is holding June 18 open for a pay-per-view card to be headlined by the Mexican sensation, who hopes to fight in his home country.

Alvarez won the title Saturday night when he worked over Matthew Hatton for 12 lopsided rounds at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Schaefer, ...

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