NO REST FOR UNBEATEN “CANELO”
HIGHLY-TOUTED MEXICAN CONTENDER SAUL ALVAREZ TO FACE LUCIANO CUELLO ON JULY 10 IN GUADALAJARA
LOS ANGELES, July 1 – Just two months removed from the biggest win of his career, 19-year-old welterweight phenom Saul “Canelo” Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday, July 10 to put his undefeated record on the line against Luciano Cuello at the 12,000-seat Arena VFG in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
This 12-round bout, Alvarez’ first since a stirring ninth round TKO win over Jose Cotto on May 1, will be contested for the WBC Silver Junior Midleweight belt and aired by Televisa beginning at 10:30 pm CT. The doors open at 5:00 pm and the first bout begins at 6:00 pm.
Tickets for this event, which is presented by Canelo Promotions and Hector Garcia HG Boxing in association with Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, are priced between 440 pesos and 2,200 pesos and may be purchased by calling the Ticketmaster in Guadalajara at 38 18 38 00.
Long considered one of boxing’s top prospects, Guadalajara’s Saul Alvarez (32-0-1, 24 KO’s) made the leap to contender in impressive fashion in May with his stoppage of longtime standout Cotto. The victory put Alvarez on the international map, but the 19-year-old had already boxing insiders with his poise and fight-ending power in the ring and his charm outside the ring. Winner of nine of his last ten bouts by knockout, Alvarez is looking to continue his winning ways with a victory over Cuello and then look for a world title shot.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina who now makes his home in Spain, 26-year-old Luciano “El Principito” Cuello (26-1, 12 KO’s) is looking to halt the rapid rise of Alvarez while continuing on his own road to a world title shot when the two meet on July 10. Currently riding a three-fight winning streak that includes a December 2009 win over Carlos Wiston Velasquez that earned him the interim WBC Latino welterweight title, Cuello plans on taking the WBC Silver belt and making his own case for a move to the top of the welterweight division.