Saul Alvarez to Fight Hatton (No Not That One) and Litzau To Fight Ponce De Leon

Tyler CurtisAnalyst IJanuary 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Saul Alvarez of Mexico hits Carlos Baldomir of Argentina in the WBC Super Welterweight Silver Title fight at Staples Center on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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According to Saul Alvarez will fight Matthew Hatton, Miguel Angel Garcia will fight Matt Remillard, and Jason Litzau will fight Ponce De Leon.

Alvarez is coming off a great 2010 where he was appointed the next great Mexican fighter. He received a ton of exposure by beating the younger brother of Miguel Cotto, Jose.

He then knocked out iron jawed Carlos Baldomir with a beautiful face first knockout and ended the year by beating veteran Lovemore N’Dou.

Now he goes after another brother in Hatton and he shouldn’t have any problems with him. Hatton hasn’t lost since 2008 and is 8-0-1 in that span.

He hasn’t beaten any top-tier fighters in that span, but he won the European title and defended it twice. His best win was over Yuriy Nuzhenko, when he beat him over 12 rounds.

The draw happened to be against Lovemore N’dou, so this fight is a lateral step for Alvarez. Usually this thing bothers me but not for Alvarez.

It doesn’t bother me that much because Alvarez is young and he is fighting different styles on the way up. Hatton has little power but he is a decent enough boxer to give Alvarez a look.

Hatton is the kind of fighter that is okay at everything but doesn’t excel in anything. The fight will be televised on H.B.O.

Litzau will fight Ponce De Leon in a very interesting fight on paper. Litzau is red-hot but I don’t think he’s as good as the people he has beaten.

He beat Rocky Juarez who is a perennial underachiever in a fight that was stopped after seven rounds and went to the cards. He won two cards by one point and another by three.

In his last fight he shocked the boxing world when he beat Celestino Caballero over 10 rounds. The fight was close but was a clear win for Litzau.

On the other hand De Leon has slowly been on the way back sine Juan Manuel Lopez knocked him out in one. He has gone 7-0 but has been a much measured boxer in those wins.

He is coming off two straight knockout wins and totally blitzed Antonio Escalante two fights ago. De Leon is the better fighter in this one and will show up to win.

I don’t know if he wins the fight by knockout but this is a fight that he should win without much trouble. He is the better fighter and bigger puncher of the two.

In other news, a prospect fight will happen better Miguel Angel Garcia and Matt Remillard. This should be a good fight as both fighters have some power and surely want to stay undefeated.

The edge probably goes to Garcia as he has beaten the better fighters and has knocked out the better fighters. Remillard has gotten the more fanfare so far, but his resume is less than stellar.

This fight could go to either fighter, but I’ll give the edge to Garcia and his punching power.