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Canelo: We Picked Angulo To Create Fireworks Fight

By Luis Sandoval

Things didn’t go as planned for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this past September when he suffered the first loss of his career at the hands of Floyd Mayweather on possibly the biggest stage the sport has ever provided.  The former champion is now back on the comeback trail as he will be taking on Alfredo Angulo March 8th on pay per view in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand.

Alvarez admits Angulo was not his first choice as he originally pursued a bout with Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto. With Cotto not willing to fight in March and now pursuing a fight with Sergio Martinez, Alvarez decided to face the charging and hard hitting Angulo as he feels the matchup will provide the excitement and action the fans covet.

“I think [the Angulo fight] was the 2nd best option to give the fans a great fight because the fans want to see a good fight where there’s activity and that’s why we decided [on Angulo]. I think he’s the best opponent to provide that. He’s a tough fighter who always comes forward. He can take and give a punch and always comes to fight. It’s a hard fight,” said Canelo.

Coming off a loss, Canelo was asked if he felt he needed to put on an impressive performance and demonstrate to the fans he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

“No, I don’t think I need to demonstrate anything. The people saw that I was always coming forward [in the Mayweather fight] and looking for the fight. But I don’t think I need to demonstrate anything to them. They know I love to fight and I always bring my best” Alvarez would tell BoxingScene.

The fight has been dubbed “Toe to Toe” and if both fighters do their part to live up to the name, we should be in for a treat.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UTEP on 01-31-2014

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Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-31-2014

One side of me hopes Canelo smashes Angulo easier than Lara did. So that he/GBP can grow some confidence and finally face him. The other side of me hopes Angulo smashes this fool so we never have to hear about…

Comment by -Kev- on 01-31-2014

[QUOTE=UTEP;14186631]2 fighters that lost their last fight headlining a PPV :nonono: [/QUOTE] That sounds familiar.

Comment by -Kev- on 01-31-2014

This is a dangerous fight for Canelo because he just can't bull rush such a big and powerful guy. Angulo can punch and you will see a very smart version of Canelo in this fight.

Comment by H.B.Viper on 01-31-2014

[QUOTE=Trudoe;14185412]Canelo wanted someone who would play into his game and come at him so he can look good and show of the countering he "thought" he was going to be able to show off against Mayweather. He keeps saying he…

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