HBO Boxing After Dark | Saul Alvarez vs Matthew HattonCategory: Boxing
MATCHUP: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Matthew “Magic” Hatton
EVENT: HBO Boxing After Dark: Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton
DATE: March 5, 2011
VENUE: Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
FIGHT DETAILS: Saul Alvarez and Matthew Hatton fights for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Mexican Alvarez (34 wins – 0 loss – 1 draw, 25 KOs) is ranked 2nd at Super Welterweight by the WBC and is the current NABF Welterweight and WBC Silver Super Welterweight Champion. He is considered by many boxing analyst as a top Welterweight prospect and thought to be the next great champion from Mexico.
British Hatton (41 wins – 4 losses, 16 KOs) is a former Commonwealth and World title challenger and the current European Champion. He is currently ranked #11 in the world and #1 in the United Kingdom in the welterweight division by BoxRec.
FIGHT RESULT: Saul Alvarez dominated nearly every minute and unanimously outpointed Matthew Hatton on Saturday night to win the vacant WBC 154-pound belt, picking up the first world title of the 20-year-old’s skyrocketing career.
All three judges scored the bout 119-108, meaning Alvarez won every round on every card. He lost one point for an illegal punch in the seventh round, which was uniformly scored 9-9.
Alvarez landed 47 percent of his 626 punches, including 53 percent of his power shots, while Hatton connected with just 25 percent of his 546 total blows.
Check out the Saul Alvarez vs Matthew Hatton fight video below:
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