Boxing: Rhodes beaten by Alvarez
June 24, 2011
England's Ryan Rhodes was stopped in the 12th round of his WBC light-middleweight title fight against holder Saul Alvarez in Guadalajara.
Rhodes was heavy underdog going into the bout and lived up to that status, with trainer Dave Coldwell throwing in the towel at the same moment the referee ended the one-sided contest.
Rhodes, 34, consistently failed to get to grips with a world champion 14 years his junior and found himself on the canvas in the fourth round.
The Yorkshireman did well to get back up and contest seven further rounds but he offered little in attack and it was unsurprising when Alvarez put an end to things with a late salvo that ended his opponent's resistance.