I haven't seen the fight yet but I think Alvarez is usually a 170lber.
He was when he fought in Bodog, but he was a small 170. Thompson, granted, is a big welterweight, but he made Alvarez look tiny.
I think the Thompson fight might also have a wake-up call that affected his game plan against Dida. He probably realized after Thompson beat him that he wasn't going to be able to stand and bang with everyone he fought.
Last edited by vandalian; 03-15-2008 at 10:36 PM.