Canelo Alvarez Vs Alfredo Angulo – Fight preview and betting recommendation

Canelo Alvarez Vs Alfredo Angulo

Fight preview and betting recommendation

An all Mexican affair at the MGM grand in Las Vegas, see’s Canelo Alvarez take on the tough raw power of Alfredo Angulo in what could be a classic encounter.

Alvarez a young rising star at 23 and anticipated as the next pound for pound was given a rude awakening at the hands of the current number one Floyd Mayweather in September last year, many expected Alvarez to de-thrown 37 year old Mayweather but the truth is, and despite the ridiculous draw card from judge CJ Ross, Alvarez was schooled and the fight was close to a shut out.

That was Alvarez’s first defeat of his career and at only 23 he still has a lengthy career ahead of him and more than enough time to reaffirm his place as boxing’s heir too, However this is in my opinion an extremely dangerous fight for Canelo to begin that journey again, Angulo may be out-gunned in the general skill and technical department but he certainly wont be out-gunned in the ‘guns’ department.

Alfredo is raw but he is extremely tough, extremely heavy handed and keeps on coming relentlessly, Alfredo has only ever lost to quality opposition so far in his career, his first professional loss was to Kermit Cintron in 2009, Cintron is a guy Alvarez stopped in 5 in 2011 and while not discrediting Alvarez of that performance i feel Cintron had diminished significantly in those 2 years, when he beat Alfredo he was coming off the back of holding Sergio Martinez to a draw.

Alfredo’s other 2 losses were to James Kirkland and Erislandy Lara, a fit and focused Kirkland will give anyone fits and Lara is a guy who i think could actually beat Saul Alvarez.

In the bout against Lara – Angulo scored two knockdown, was winning on one scorecard and a point down on the other two before the fight had to be stopped after Angulo suffered a horrific eye injury and turned his back on the action, had he not sustained that injury he may well have gone on to win that fight. Erislandy Lara is an extremely illusive and highly skilled fighter so if Angulo can close the gap and find Lara i have no doubt he could well do the same with Alvarez.

Angulo has also sparred continuously with Elite fighters and even had a decent amateur career beating current number 2 pound for pounder Timothy Bradley, point is here Angulo is no mere formality for Canelo this weekend.

Canelo has been fighting and beating men since the age of 15, his professional road began very young and he has developed into an elite level fighter along the way, Canelo offensively is a very accurate puncher who throws hurtful combinations – often targeting an opponents body, defensively he is also very good and has some illusiveness about the way he moves his head and his lateral movement is perhaps underrated.

The way i see this is Canelo with his vastly superior technical ability and movement, fresh in the early rounds could see him landing at will and putting some real hurt on Angulo.

However Angulo is a hard hard man, and if he can weather the early storm i can see him coming into the thick of the fight, Canelo likes to take time off in rounds whereas Angulo will be throwing relentlessly, it is not unusual for Angulo to throw 100+ punches a round, if he closes the gap on Canelo we could see Canelo in a place and a fight he is not entirely comfortable with. As previously stated if Angulo can do it to Lara i see no reason why he cant do it to Canelo.

The bookmakers have this priced up as 1/6 Alvarez and 5/1 Angulo, i think there is value in Angulo at that price, many believe Canelo will win easily but i dont think that is the case, Angulo will be a tougher out then many expect and if he pulls of the upset it would not be a surprise for me as i consider him underrated and am expecting a really tough fight for Canelo this weekend.

The play is with Pinnacle and remember we are covered on the draw with Pinnacle. – £20 on Alfredo Angulo 5/1 Pinnacle.

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