Saul Alvarez Earns Unanimous Decison Over Lovemore N'Dou
A 20-year-old WBC silver belt holder, Alvarez earned 31st straight win, and has 11 knockouts in the past 13 fights.
"I learned a lot from this fight," said Alvarez. "I can say that I did a lot things in order to beat N'dou who is very strong."
The 39-year-old N'dou (48-12-2, 31 KOs) had been 2-0-1 over his previous three fights, and was coming off of September's split-decision over previously unbeaten Bongani Mwelase, who entered their bout with a record of 14-0, with 12 knockouts.
N'dou briefly held the vacant IBF junior welterweight (140 pounds) title following an 11th-round stoppage of Australia's Naoufel Ben Rabah in February of 2007.
N'dou never has been knocked out, having gone the distance with world champions, Miguel Cotto, Kermit Cintron, Paulie Malignaggi, Junior Witter and Sharmba Mitchell.
"Saul Alvarez is a tough customer and is the best fighter I ever faced," said N'dou. "He is strong, with good combinations."
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez was coming off of September's sensational, sixth-round knockout of 39-year-old former world champion Carlos Baldomir (45-13-6, 14 KOs) that was fought on the undercard of an HBO pay per view televised main event featuring former world champion Shane Mosley battling to a draw with ex-titlist Sergio Mora in a junior middleweight bout.
Baldomir was stopped for only the second time in his career, having gone the distance with the late former world champion, Vernon Forrest, and, unbeaten five-time titlist, Floyd Mayweather.