Canelo's First PPV in September: Cotto, Martinez or Angulo
By Miguel Rivera
WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs) will headline his first pay-per-view event on September 14th, according Ramiro Gonzalez, director of public relations for Golden Boy Promotions.
Canelo will first have to get past the toughtest fight of his career, on April 20th in San Antonio, when he faces WBA champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs) in a unification match.
If Canelo gets past Trout, Gonzalez says the three possibilities for September include Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto and Alfredo Angulo.
Martinez, the WBC's middleweight champion, faces Martin Murray on April 27th in Argentina. Cotto has stated that he doesn't plan to return to actio until November or December. Angulo, also promoted by Golden Boy, might be the easiest match to make of the three.
"On Monday in Los Angeles, Saul Alvarez and his managers Jose and Edison Reynoso met with Oscar de la Hoya, Richard Schaefer and Eric Gomez - and [Canelo] signed to fight Trout. If [Canelo is] victorious, he will have the first pay-per-view event of his career in the patriotic month [of September] in Las Vegas," Gonzalez said.
"There are ambitious plans for Alvarez. On the patriotic month [of Mexican Indepedence Day], he could face Maravilla Martinez, Miguel Cotto or Alfredo Angulo. Floyd Mayweather Jr. declined to face Canelo Alvarez on September 14, but Golden Boy Promotions respected Saul by giving him a date where he will have a historical role in the first pay per view of his career in professional boxing."
Not at all, Canelo has potential, but that just adds fuel to the criticism he gets (and deserves) because of the limited/light opposition he's fought (while wearing the belt). Post-detention Perro looks horrible. [QUOTE=mathed;13116276]It makes the most sense, Canelo isn't…Comment by mathed on 03-06-2013
[QUOTE=Big Dunn;13116214]Angulo is an in house GBP fighter, comes forward, has little defense, and can take loads of punishment. WHether we want to admit it or not, he is the perfect 1st ppv opponent for a young volume pucher like…Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 03-06-2013
[QUOTE=gingerbreadman;13112471]I can't understand why people are dismissing it being Cotto out of hand. Mexico - Puerto Rico on that date is massive, and IMO it's a less risky fight for Canelo than Angulo.[/QUOTE] Cotto can't play at the top tier…Comment by Bushbaby on 03-06-2013
[QUOTE=Big Dunn;13116220]its either that or they think the Trout they will see in the ring is the one that looked so average when he fought Delvin and feel very confident of victory.[/QUOTE] Yeah, if they could find someone that actually…Comment by The Big Dunn on 03-06-2013
[QUOTE=Bushbaby;13116212]I see, as in the fight doesn't happen. Well I'm fairly certain Trout isn't hurting a damn thing, (if you get my drift).[/QUOTE] its either that or they think the Trout they will see in the ring is the one…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (176)