Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 30 KOs), redeemed himself with an impressive win over Alfredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs), in a junior middleweight bout that Alvarez schooled Angulo before the fight was stopped in round ten last night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised on Showtime-PPV.
Last September, Alvarez lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight that had him frustrated the entire fight. What a difference a loss can make, Alvarez looked well prepared and in shape for his match with Angulo.
Alvarez wasted no time, delivering well placed punches on Angulo. What was impressive this fight had to be the speed of Alvarez, it was a performance that boxing fans have long awaited to see.
Angulo could do little and never found his range, Alvarez was just to quick, keeping Angulo in defensive mode the entire fight.
Taking some hard shots, Angulo would try to answer, but with no success. Known as a fighter with power, Angulo did his best to make a fight with Alvarez, he would trade punches that for the most part were blocked by Alvarez.
Angulo would not give up, he was hanging tough going in to the later rounds, a swift and effective left hook in round nine by Alvarez caught the attention of Angulo as well as referee, Tony Weeks who could all but notice that Angulo was stunned by the blow.
The fight would end in round ten with a deadly uppercut thrown by Alvarez, forcing Weeks to call a halt to the action and wave off the fight at 47 seconds of the round.
The crowd was not pleased with the stoppage, nor was Angulo, but it was good call by Tony Weeks who always keeps the safety of a fighter a priority. The job of a referee is not always the most popular when stopping a fight, and surely not with fans, but knowing Alfredo Angulo with live to fight another day is indeed a good thing.