Originally Posted by The Legend
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.