Apr. 12 - Pacquiao-Bradley 2

(HBO PPV)

May 31 - Froch-Groves II
(HBO) 

June 7 - Cotto vs. Martinez
(HBO PPV) 

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Thursday
Jun162011

Compubox Analysis: Alvarez vs. Rhodes

Two weeks ago Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took another step toward emulating his father's success by decisioning Sebastian Zbik to pick up his first major belt.

On Saturday Canelo Alvarez -- whose style mirrors "J.C. Superstar's" more than his Chavez's own son -- will try to match Chavez Jr. when he meets European champion Ryan Rhodes before a friendly crowd in Guadalajara. As for Rhodes, who at 34 is enjoying the most successful stretch of his career, his mission is to stop "The Canelo Express" before it ever leaves the station.  “Cinammon” is a 7 ½ -1 favorite.

What must each man do to accomplish their diametrically opposed missions? Their respective CompuBox histories offer these pieces of advice:

See more Compubox analysis of Canelo Alvarez vs. Ryan Rhodes on HBO.com.

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