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Canelo Alvarez is Confident About Angulo PPV Sales

By Keith Idec

Canelo Alvarez has no doubt that many of the fans who helped him become part of the most profitable pay-per-view event in boxing history will buy his March 8 fight against Alfredo Angulo.

“I’m sure they will,” Alvarez said. “I have loyal fans and I’m very grateful for that. And they’re always going to be with me. And I feel that they’re going to support me through thick and thin and they’re going to follow me in this pay-per-view.”

Critics have questioned whether the four-fight show headlined by Alvarez-Angulo belongs on pay-per-view, despite that Alvarez’s loss to undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew in excess of 2.2 million buys and generated a boxing-record of roughly $150 million in pay-per-view revenue. The Mayweather-Alvarez event cost $75 in HD. Showtime has not announced how much the Alvarez-Angulo show will cost, but the price will be at least $60 to watch it in HD.

The 23-year-old Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) figures to be a heavy betting favorite over the 31-year-old Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs), a fellow Mexican who has been stopped in two of his past four fights entering their 12-rounder at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The three 12-round bouts broadcast before Alvarez-Angulo will include Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KOs) versus Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KOs) for Santa Cruz’s WBC super bantamweight championship, Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) versus Ricardo Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KOs) for Figueroa’s WBC interim lightweight title and Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) versus Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) for Molina’s IBF junior middleweight crown.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sdcluser on 01-23-2014

This might be a "fan-friendly" and entertaining fight as we see who is more "Mexican". I say 400K.

Comment by SaldanaCC on 01-22-2014

Fact of the matter is canelo will never do the same numbers him and floyd did with that being said a ppv against angulo is garbage the under cards are ok besides his brothers fight but ppv no way id…

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 01-22-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14158884][B]Anything under 500k[/B] is a flop. That's how much Chavez Jr vs Martinez did right? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Lol, a Lara fan talking numbers:bottle:

Comment by Ringlife on 01-22-2014

I am buying it for 60 bucks on HD. My buddies are coming over for Poker that night were all pitching in. Plus I got some bets on the undercard fights so I gotta watch it live.

Comment by elcashanilla on 01-22-2014

I think 400k is a good number for this fight

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