Golden Boy Promotions has all but closed the deal for a bout between 21-year-old WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and 31-year-old former two-time welterweight beltholder Kermit Cintron in an HBO slot on Nov. 26, according to the source familiar with the negotiations.
No site has been settled upon for the matchup between Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KOs) and Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs), although it is a "definite for somewhere in Mexico and it should be signed today," according to the source.
Alvarez is coming off last month's sixth-round knockout of Alfonso Gomez (23-5-1, 12 KOs).
A former two-time welterweight beltholder, Cintron has battled to a disputed draw with southpaw RING middleweight titleholder Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs), been stopped twice by ex-beltholder Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) and lost a controversial decision to southpaw former three-time beltholder Paul Williams (39-2, 27 KOs).
The hard-hitting Cintron is coming off of 10-round unanimous decision over Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12 KOs) in August that helped him to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KOs) in July.
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