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In Their Words: Canelo Alvarez

Originally Published: May 3, 2012
By ESPN.com

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was a professional by age 15, a star in his native Mexico before the end of his teenage years and a junior middleweight world champion by the time he was 20. All of which makes his facing former three-division titlist and pound-for-pound ace Shane Mosley on May 5 in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET) seem a reasonable stop along his skyrocketing career arc. But Mosley will be the highest-profile fighter Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) has faced and, even at 40 years old, likely the ...

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