Canelo Alvarez Defeats Alfredo Angulo, Puts Floyd Mayweather Disappointment Behind Him
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez beat Alfredo Angulo on Saturday in his first bout since losing to Floyd Mayweather back in September.
Canelo Alvarez Beats Alfredo Angulo
Alvarez started the fight on fire, pummeling Angulo in the first fround at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Though Alvarez won the round with his flurry of punches, Angulo showed he wouldn't be knocked out easily.
The next several rounds continued in much the same way. Alvarez dominated, but couldn't manage to connect with a fight-ending strike. Angulo proved himself capable of enduring a a punishing and even managed to pull off a win in the sixth round.
After the ninth round, Angulo was checked out by the ring doctor and deemed able to continue. In the 10th round, Alvarez struck the fighter with a left fist to the face. Though the punch didn't result in a KO, referee Tony Weeks opted to end the fight on a technical knockout, enraging Angulo and the crowd.
Whether or not Weeks had chosen to end the fight at that moment, it was clear that Alvarez was the winner, redeeming himself after his crushing defeat to Mayweather.
"Tonight I was the best fighter," Alvarez said after the match, according to ESPN. "I definitely rebounded from the Mayweather fight with a strong performance. I'm very happy. I came here and did my job."
– Chelsea Regan