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Canelo has Mosley, more in mind

Saul Alvarez fights Shane Mosley on May 5 for Mexico's honor and his own future

Updated: April 18, 2012, 4:47 PM ET
By Noel Piņeiro Planas | ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com

BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIF. -- When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez steps into the ring on May 5 to defend his junior middleweight title against veteran and future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley, he will face a few challenges that have long-term implications on his career and legacy.

Most importantly, Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) will have a chance to record his first win against a brand-name fighter -- no small consideration for a 21-year-old champion whom some believe has been anointed before his first test.

But ...

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