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 Last update:  1/10/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Canelo-Angulo Could Be For Belt, if Mayweather Vacates
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By Miguel Rivera

The junior middleweight match between former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo could possibly have the vacant WBC world title at stake, according to the sanctioning body. The fight has been finalized for March 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Whether or not the title will be at stake is fully dependent on the current champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who captured the belt with a twelve round majority decision over Canelo on September 14th.

Mayweather has the WBC's title at 154, but he also has the WBC title at 147. The World Boxing Council has asked Floyd to make a decision as to which belt he plans to keep. To date, Mayweather has not announced which title he plans to drop. Mayweather returns on May 3rd.

Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC stated: “Floyd has requested an audience with my Dad,  but that hasn’t been possible. His situation will be resolved soon. The WBC is open for Canelo. He has our friendship, and we have a good relationship with his manager Eddy Reynoso. Canelo Promotions has also promoted several fights with WBC championships.”

Regarding the Canelo-Angulo clash, Sulaiman said - “Angulo is a very dangerous fighter who has a great punch. This will be a great fight between Mexican boxers. Angulo is a KO artist and Canelo has to continue facing the best of the division."

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Alfredo Angulo , Canelo-Angulo , Canelo vs. Angulo


 

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comment by shutup&box, on 04-02-2014
A Broad can say this and say that and blah blah this..A. B. is A Bottom line ABsence of intelligence. Abolish A.B. The only people that like him are his dad who is afraid to set his son straight cuz AB pays his dad with hot dogs and hamburgers. Also, A.B's entourage cuz they to scurt to tell him...

comment by sterling, on 01-11-2014
[QUOTE=Pigeons]Did you know Canelo won the vacant WBC belt at a catchweight of 150 lbs vs. Matthew Hatton? A catchweight which he ignored and came in 1 1/2 pounds overweight. He paid 20% of his purse to Hatton. [url]http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/03/canelo-alvarez-over-title-fi...

comment by Pigeons, on 01-10-2014
[QUOTE=budfr]Well, for all you b1tches arguing about Canelo`s possibility of a title because he lost his last fight, let me remind you this: Floyd requested a catchweight because he was afraid to lose, therefore he is not the champ at 154. His win was very boring and never hurt canelo. Canelo use...

comment by BendOver, on 01-10-2014
[QUOTE=budfr]Well, for all you b1tches arguing about Canelo`s possibility of a title because he lost his last fight, let me remind you this: Floyd requested a catchweight because he was afraid to lose, therefore he is not the champ at 154. His win was very boring and never hurt canelo. Canelo use...

comment by anonymous2.0, on 01-10-2014
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]The junior middleweight match between former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo could possibly have the vacant WBC world title at stake, according to the sanctioning body. The fight has been finalized for March 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Whether...

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