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Alvarez is the top prospect at 154 but has yet to defeat a true junior middleweight.
Much of the hype surrounding the junior middleweight division centers around Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the undefeated Mexican prospect who hopes to meet Floyd Mayweather Jr. later in the year.
While Alvarez has shown great potential and talent, he was recently met with criticism for his opponent selections. Facing faded names and blown up fighters is certainly a way to build up a prospect, but it doesn't equate to superstardom.
Hopefully that problem is solved later in the year with a bout against WBA champion Austin Trout.
Trout shocked the boxing world with a stunningly lopsided decision win over Miguel Cotto in December at Madison Square Garden. With the win his star rose and Cotto's fell, but it's hard to count out the Puerto Rican legend.
Erislandy Lara and Vanos Martirosyan have been avoided by the top talent in the division for years now and with good reason.
Just below that level, or possibly even on it now, are fighters like Carlos Molina and James Kirkland. And none of that even mentions the elder statesman of the division, and WBA champion, Cornelius "K9" Bundrage.
There are simply a ton of great fights to be made at 154-pounds.