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Canelo vs Mosley: Sparring Footage of Alvarez at Big Bear (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Fight Hub TV got some footage of Canelo Alvarez sparring in California as the 21-year-old WBC junior middleweight titleholder prepares for his May 5 bout against Shane Mosley, the featured preliminary fight on the Mayweather vs Cotto undercard.


Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KO) is currently about a -900 favorite against the 40-year-old Mosley, who is 0-2-1 in his last three and hasn't won a fight since January 2009. He's also fought just once at 154 pounds since 2006, when he beat Ricardo Mayorga in 2008.

The footage here doesn't show us a whole lot -- it's not like Canelo's going full speed out there or doing anything that would reveal his approach for the fight against Mosley. But I know folks like to watch this stuff for various reasons, and the guys at Fight Hub get great footage, so it's definitely worth a share.

Now that we're just a few weeks out, what's your feeling on this one? Has anything changed? Ryan Bivins laid out a good enough case that I no longer completely hate this fight, I just regular strength think it sucks. I still think the fight pretty much does suck, since I don't really believe Mosley has anything left, but I've come around enough to say, "Well, let's see Canelo prove it, since they're going to do it anyway." I won't be doing backflips about it when Canelo wins, which I'm sure the carnies at Golden Boy will push on everyone.

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