Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Canelo vs Angulo is now official

Canelo vs Angulo
Former junior middleweight champ Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, whose decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in September is ready to return to the ring. Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs), Mexico's most popular active fighter, lost a majority decision - although most viewed the fight as one-sided - to Mayweather at the MGM Grand on September 14 in the richest fight in boxing history. 
Because of Alvarez's popularity with Hispanic fans, he was hugely responsible for the event's success. It sold 2.2 million pay-per-view subscriptions, second-most all time, but raked in an all-time record $150 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue. Among other records the fight set was for the biggest live gate in boxing history, $20,003,150, from the sold-out crowd of 16,146. 
That's why, despite the one-sided defeat, Schaefer has no qualms about putting Alvarez back on pay-per-view as a headliner. With the 31-year-old Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) as the opponent, fans figure to get an action-packed fight. Angulo has been in several slugfests, although he lost his last fight, getting stopped in the 10th round by Lara in an interim title fight on June 8 in Carson, California. 
Angulo knocked Lara down twice, in the fourth and ninth rounds, but suffered serious damage to the orbital bone by his left eye and quit because of the injury during the 10th round of the brutal fight. Richard Schaefer is reporting high Canelo Alvarez vs Angulo ticket sales for the March 8th bout between former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1-, 30 KO’s) and fringe contender Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) in their fight pay-per-view bout on Showtime from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. 6,000 tickets were sold on the first day alone, says Schaefer via Dan Rafael.


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