By David Martinez
In a match all about styles, Saul Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1 / 31 by KO) battered a game but outclassed Afredo Angulo (22-4 / 18 by KO) last Saturday night in their junior middleweight bout.
Canelo never was able to put down Angulo, but he hit him at will throughtout the fight with acurate combinations. Round 8 was the only round I had Angulo winning on my scorecard, and was the best round of the fight.
The end came 47 seconds into round 10, Canelo landed a hard left uppercut that prompted referee Tony Weeks to have seen enough and stepped in to hault the “one-sided” bout and under protest from Angulo.
The fight between the two Mexican boxers was shown via Showtime (pay-per-view) from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo was guaranteed $1.5 million to $850,000 for Anguelo. The purses were adjusted because Canelo agreed to pay $100,000 to Angulo to raise the weight limit to 155 pounds from 154 because he could not make the contracted weight.
In the semi main fight, Leo Santa Cruz (27-0- 1 / 15 by KO) successfully defended his WBC super bantamweight title with a lopsided 12 round decision over Cristian Mijares (49-8-2 / 24 by KO) … my scorecard was (120-108) every round for Santa Cruz.