9. w UD 10 Miguel Vazquez 
IN just his third pro outing, Alvarez took on countryman Vazquez, who would go on to become a lightweight world champion. It was Vazquez’s debut and Alvarez squeezed past him on a split decision. The pair met again two years later and Vazquez had garnered considerable experience, including a loss to Tim Bradley. This time around, Alvarez was able to win more clearly and earn a unanimous decision.