Golden Boy Promotions has told BoxingScene.com, ESPN.com and other publications that a deal has been reach for former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico to take on countryman Alfredo Angulo on March 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas (on Showtime pay-per-view).
This fight figures to be hard-hitting and likely won’t go the distance. Angulo, 31, is 22-3 with 18 knockouts. He most recently was stopped in the 10th round of a close fight by Erislandy Lara in June at Home Depot Center; Angulo decked Lara twice.
Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) is just 23. He lost a majority decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his most recent fight in September at MGM Grand.,