One of the thumps on previous Wba/wbc light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 Ko’s) is that he’s been matched up with basically welterweights or previous welterweights by Golden Boy Promotions since he climbed to the 154 lb. division in 2010. In Canelo’s 11 battles at lesser middleweight, he’s just battled 3 genuine lesser middleweights who had been battling at that weight for the majority of their vocations.
The other 8 warriors that Canelo has confronted have been welterweights that either climbed to battle him for a payday or essentially climbed since they weren’t focused at 147 against the better contenders.
On March eighth, Canelo will be battling an authentic lesser middleweight in Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 Ko’s), and he’s providing for himself a great shot of decimating the red-haired Canelo since he feels that he’s not been confronting fellows from the weight class with force, and he moves toward giving Canelo a prologue to the 154 lb. weight class in this battle.
“I realize that both in size and in weight and power, that I’m a genuine 154 pounder, and I accept that I’m the first in this weight class with that mixture of encounters confronting Canelo,” Angulo said to Ringtv.
Canelo has defeated the accompanying lesser middleweights throughout his vocation: Austin Trout, Ryan Rhodes, and Luciano Leonel Cuello. None of them were huge punchers, and Rhodes and Cuello weren’t even near being in the same class as Canelo and different contenders in the division. They were both delicate touches for Canelo. Angulo doubtlessly will be the hardest puncher that Canelo has confronted in this weight class, and likely the hardest puncher he’s ever confronted in his profession.
It’s sort of frustrating that Golden Boy Promotions has been matching Canelo up with such a variety of welterweights while he’s been battling in the lesser middleweight division. You can’t accuse them for doing this, since its a keen method for bringing about a noticeable improvement than he is. It’s an entire diverse ball diversion if Golden Boy had matched Canelo up with only true blue lesser middleweights in the most recent four years rather than basically 147 pound warriors.
Rather than 8 of Canelo’s 11 battles in the most recent four years being against welterweights, Golden Boy might as well have placed him in with only lesser middleweights like Erislandy Lara, Vanes Martirosyan, Demetrius Andrade, James Kirkland, Carlos Molina, Sergey Rabchenko, Jermell Charlo, and Anthony Mundine.