Posts Tagged ‘Canelo’

El Corrido de Canelo vs Chavez Jr

May 6, 2017

Este corrido si esta chingon. Pa cagarse de la risa.

Saul Canelo Alvarez Stops El Perro Angulo In A Controversial Stoppage

March 10, 2014

This past Saturday night, Boxing fans filled the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to witness a Mexican all out “Toe to Toe” action packed fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo El Perro Angulo. What ended happening was Canelo giving Angulo a beating so bad that referee Tony Weeks had to stopped the fight in the 10th round.

The fight started with Canelo dominating the fight with his speed and landing some solid punches. Angulo started the fight by throwing punches that looked so slow that one would think they were watching a replay in slow motion. Angulo’s punches quickly got my attention and it raised suspicion about the fight.

The 2nd round was the same with Canelo landing more effective punches and Angulo just walking into them. Everytime that Angulo threw a punch it appeared that it was thrown with the intention to not hurt Canelo. This is boxing. Punches have to be thrown with the intention to hurt your opponent.

As the fight went on, it became more frustrated because Canelo kept landing more punches, attacking the body and going upstairs and Angulo would not do any in return. At times it look like people were watching a sparring session where Angulo was being used to make Canelo look good. If that was the intention from the beginning then the fight served its purpose.

There was a round where I believe it was the 8th round where Angulo showed some signs of his late self when he attacked Canelo and threw some solid punches. It was painful to see Canelo toy with Angulo and at times humiliating him by dancing in the ring and mocking Angulo.

The fight quickly brought me flashbacks of Pacquiao vs Margarito where it is safe to say that Arum made the fight knowing that Margarito was gonna play the part and allow Pacquiao to make history by winning the 154 lb title in a fight that was made at a catchweight of 150lbs. In that fight, Margarito was a punching bag for Pacquiao and ended receiving a terrible beating at the hands of Pacquiao. There was no way Arum was gonna let the controversial Margarito, who had served his suspension for his illegal hand wrap incident beat the superstar Manny Pacquiao, especially when his Top Rank Promotions would have suffered a huge blow. NO WAY. Bob Arum may be a crook but he is a smart one. 

Having images of Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito, a boxing fan watching the fight could easily see how beaten and damaged Angulo was. Just like Margarito, Angulo kept fighting and kept moving forward. The frustrating part was that Angulo never showed his true punching power in the fight. I don’t know what Virgil Hunter was telling Angulo in the corner to motivate him but if the fight was not fix, I would say something along these lines, “Angulo you care about your daughter, Rebecca?! Canelo is trying to take the food from Rebecca’s plate! Now go out there and let Canelo know that no one messes around with Rebecca!” Or, “Angulo, you see Canelo?! He is the director of the Immigration Center where you were falsely detained for 8 months! Go out there and show Canelo that this fight is for all the rage that you kept inside for those 8 miserable rounds! Fight for all those falsely imprisoned who continue to be locked up!” I would have said something that would have made Angulo upset and fought with more intensity. The Angulo that fought on Saturday night is not the same fighter that boxing fans came to love. We applaud his warrior spirit but Angulo was not the same fighter that put pressure on Erislandy Lara, the same one that knocked him down twice. Angulo was simply not El Perro. 

As for the stoppage in the 10th round, which came after Canelo landed a solid uppercut, I don’t agree with the stoppage but I understand Ref. Tony Weeks reasoning. It would have made more sense if Canelo would have landed a 3-4 punch combination and Angulo not have responded back but given the beating that Angulo had received up until that moment and to prevent any more beating, the fight was stopped. 

As a fan, we never want to see a fight stopped in such a controversy but in fairness their is no one to blame but Angulo. He put himself in that situation early in the fight and their was no way he was gonna get himself out of it. Boxing is a crazy sport. It can end in one punch. Angulo could have used all the championship rounds to try to pull the upset but given the body language and the pace of the fight, that was practically impossible. 

This fight showed that Canelo rebounded beautifully from his loss to Mayweather. It showed that Angulo can take a punch and is a Mexican warrior. It showed that Angulo was not El Perro. The Angulo who fought Lara would have given Canelo trouble and made the fight much more interesting. 

The question for both fighters is what’s next for Canelo and Angulo. Would Canelo be willing to fight Lara in July. That is questionable given that Lara is scheduled to fight Ishe Smith on May 2nd and if that fight happens would rule out a Canelo vs Lara fight in July. If Lara is not available, would Canelo be willing to fight Kirkland? We shall see. As for Angulo, where does he go from here? His eyes were badly swollen. How much of a break would Angulo take? Is this the end for Angulo? Who does he fights next? Angulo is an exciting fighter to watch if he fights like he used to fight. If Angulo works on his foot work, defense and doesn’t allow anything to interfere his game plan, El Perro still a dangerous opponent to face. Let’s hope that Angulo just had a bad night and hope he comes out stronger in his next fight.

Mayweather vs Canelo Pre Fight Analysis

September 14, 2013

Mayweather Weigh In

Canelo Weigh In

Mayweather vs Canelo

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Mayweather vs Canelo Face Off1

Mayweather vs Canelo Face Off

The time has come for the most anticipating boxing fight in years! If yesterday’s weigh in was an indication of how big this fight is going to be, one can be sure that tonight, THE ONE will break the all time PPV record set back in 2007 when Oscar fought Floyd and sold 2.5 million PPV buys.

Canelo looked calm heading into the weigh in and tip the scales at 152 lbs while Floyd came in at 150.5 lbs. During the usual face off between the fighters, Floyd looked like he was trying hard to get some psychological advantage over Canelo but that didn’t work as Canelo looked calm and looked straight into the eyes of Mayweather while Floyd was chewing his gum fast and trying to get a mental edge.

When it came time for both fighters to hold the belt, Floyd was trying to tell Canelo to hold to his share of the belt, but Canelo wanted no part of that. Canelo was focused and I would even say he won the psychological round over Mayweather.

This fight is clearly the most anticipating fight in boxing in years. If boxing fans couldn’t get Mayweather vs Pacquiao, this fight was the most talked about fight in the boxing community. I have to give thanks to Golden Boy Promotions for putting this fight together.

Now everyone knows that Mayweather lives for this type of fight. We can’t say the same thing about Canelo, although he has been able to draw massive crowds to his previous fights but tonight’s fight is a whole new level. This is the Major Leagues of Boxing, the Masters, the Super Bowl. It doesn’t get any bigger than today. And by all accounts, Canelo has been able to take everything in stride and looks focus and well prepared.

Canelo has several advantages such as age, size, strength, and is a natural super welterweight fighter. Mayweather has his experience, defense, speed and his ring intelligence.

Tonight’s fight is basically a chess match with boxing gloves. I feel that Canelo has to try to dictate the pace of the fight from the opening round. Do not let Mayweather control the fight from the first round on. Canelo needs to throw Floyd off his game plan quick by applying pressure to the body. If Canelo is able to control the pace, work the body and land combinations, Floyd may be stepping into unknown territory in that he will have to try to land back into a familiar area which is countering and throwing quick jabs and controlling the fight with his defense and speed.

Canelo possesses the biggest obstacle to Mayweather. If Canelo can’t crack the defense code, then I don’t see anyone beating Floyd in the near future.

Canelo has to fight smart. Keep his calm and let him counter Floyd’s punches. If he plans on beating Floyd, he will do it by keeping his compusure and sticking to his game plan. Do not let his emotions get in the way of the biggest task at hand.

I will not be surprised if Canelo ends up knocking Floyd down in the late rounds but I also don’t see Floyd allowing himself to get caught either.

Floyd is a master technician. His defense is one thing but Floyd also had some power. If Floyd takes the first 5 rounds of the fight then this fight will be a disappointment in that Floyd will cruise with a overwhelming Unanimous Decision.

As a Mexican, my heart is rooting for Canelo but my boxing mind is rooting for Floyd. Canelo to win either has to knock out Floyd, which seems like an impossible task or clearly overwhelm Floyd with body punches and executing his game plan to pull a split decision. As for Floyd, he just has to do what he always does and that is adapt to what his opponent is bringing him.

Part of me wants to see Canelo win so that we can get the rematch during Cinco de Mayo weekend of next year.

I hope the fight lives up to its hype. So in a couple of hours we will see who is THE ONE.

Weigh-In: Mayweather vs Canelo, Garcia vs Matthysse

September 14, 2013

Pics of Mayweather vs Canelo Press Tour at LA Live

July 5, 2013

Here are some pictures I took from the press tour of the Mayweather vs Canelo fight that happen on Tuesday, July 2nd at LA Live.

On paper this is an amazing fight. The fight itself sold out in less than 24 hours. September 14 has the potential of being the Super Bowl of Boxing but only if the undercard is stack with 3 other amazing fights. Let’s wait and see what other fights will be added to Mayweather vs Canelo card