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Angulo: Respect For Canelo, His Team Didn't Want Me

By Rene Umanzor, Miguel Rivera

Junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18KOs) is surprised that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) selected him for the March 8th Showtime Pay-Per-View main event, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Angulo says he has a lot of respect for Canelo, explaining that the young superstar's team were against the fight, which presents a lot of danger. Canelo returns from a twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September, while Angulo suffered a tenth round TKO to Erislandy Lara last June. Canelo wanted a boxer with Angulo's style, because he wanted a fight that produces fireworks for the paying public.

"The fight comes to me at a very good time, for me and for my career. Both Canelo and I are at a very important moment. He has the opportunity to demonstrate that he is really made ​​for fights with boxers of the same weight and I have to prove that I'm made ​​for big fights. I was surprised that Canelo selected me, but he also has my respect, because I know that the team did not want me. Canelo was the one who made the decision to fight me and that I appreciate. He has earned my respect," Angulo said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PR ESQ. on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=Augustane;14128915]I like Canelo. He takes on challenges and seems to look for fan-friendly fights. He jumped into Trout, Mayweather, and now Angulo. [COLOR="Red"]I wouldn't be surprised if he jumps into Lara if he wins this fight.[/[/COLOR]QUOTE] If Canelo doesn't make…

Comment by sergey.smith on 01-13-2014

I hope it's a great fight.

Comment by Box-Office on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=mex602;14128959]your an amir khan fan anything you say is irrelevant go watch cricket[/QUOTE] If the logic in my post goes over your head step it up from Google Translate to Rosetta Stone. Go watch Seasame Street.

Comment by way2strong on 01-13-2014

ma****ers get real emotional don't worry little ginger girl will pick lara soon enough it don't matter what golden boy or his team want or say he in his mind wants to fight the best thats why he picked trout(i…

Comment by mex602 on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=icha;14128801]lara needs to get a real belt and some fans if he wants a shot with any of the big names(floyd, cotto, canelo, martinez), cuz if he doesnt bring anything to the table he aint getting no shot ... at…

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