Alvarez-Lopez Results: 5 Future Implications of Alvarez's TKO

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Alvarez-Lopez Results: 5 Future Implications of Alvarez's TKO
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On Mexican Independence Day weekend, things went about as well as they could have for Saul Alvarez. The rising Mexican superstar stopped Josesito Lopez via fifth-round TKO, running his undefeated record to 41-0-1 with 30 knockouts. 

Alvarez demonstrated a ruthlessly aggressive attack against a smaller man, dropping him with crushing body blows in Rounds 3 and 4 and stopping him against the ropes in the corner with a brutal four-punch combination in the fifth. 

For his own part, Lopez tried to make a war of it. As Paul Malignaggi declared at one point, "He's fighting the only way he knows how!"

Alvarez showed that he is a dangerous, powerful puncher, an elite offensive fighter who leaves himself open to counters. 

That's a recipe for exciting fights and stoppages. And Alvarez made good on that promise Saturday night. 

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