Previous Wba/wbc lesser middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 Ko’s) and Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 Ko’s) have both marked for their March eighth battle a the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The agreement were inked today and the battle is all situated for Showtime pay-for every perspective. Brilliant Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is certain that it’ll be a PPV victory because of the 23-year-old Canelo’s colossal prominence in the U.s.
“The battle is carried out,” Schaefer said to ESPN. “Marked, fixed and conveyed. Two of the most energizing warriors in the game and it will be a toe-to-toe fight. That is the thing that we are calling the card, ‘Toe-to-Toe.’”
The undercard has some great battles in Cristian Mijares confronting WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, Omar Figueroa confronting Canelo’s more advanced in years sibling Ricardo Alvarez and Nihito Arakawa assuming Jorge Linares. Those are three exceptionally robust battles, and it unquestionably makes the battle card PPV commendable.
The negative about the card is that both Canelo and Angulo are falling off of annihilations. Canelo lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September; while Angulo was defeated via Erislandy Lara by a tenth round TKO last June. Canelo attempted his best, yet he simply wasn’t prepared for a warrior like Mayweather at this unanticipated stage in his profession. It was excessively of a redesign from Canelo’s last rival Austin Trout. Canelo attempted to box with Mayweather for the first 50% of the battle, yet that didn’t work.
When he began attempting to slug with Mayweather in the second 50% of the battle, it was past the point of no return in light of the fact that Mayweather had advanced a wide lead and he was equipped to utilize his feet to stay off the beaten path of Canelo’s Vips. Angulo endured an eye harm in his battle with Lara in which his orbital bone was harmed. Notwithstanding, he’s mended up from the damage and is primed to go. Angulo might have had a great possibility of demolishing Lara notwithstanding the eye harm, in light of the fact that he had thumped him down twice and was wearing him down with form shots.
Canelo will utilize development against Angulo assuming that he needs to escape this battle in one piece, since he hits excessively hard and he can take a ton of discipline. We don’t know yet how great Canelo’s jaw is. Angulo will unquestionably provide for us an acceptable picture of how great of a punch Canelo can take when their battle is over on March eighth.