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Canelo Alvarez defends belt

Updated: September 28, 2012, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Josesito Lopez threw every punch he could muster at Saul Alvarez, and Canelo barely flinched. A few moments later, Lopez was seated on the canvas with a sore midsection and a growing sense of doom.

The 12-to-1 underdog just wasn't going to conjure up his second upset of the year. Lopez's Rocky story would have no sequel.

Alvarez stopped Lopez late in the fifth round Saturday night, defending his WBC 154-pound title with a relentless display of power from a 22-year-old ...

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