Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO's)
El Canelo has finally suffered the bitter taste of defeat courtesy of the seemingly invincible Floyd "Money" Mayweather. He gamely fought the universally recognized pound-for-pound king of the ring but was ultimately outclassed like all of Mayweather's other opponents. However, if Mayweather is indeed king of the middleweights (or whatever neighboring divisions are separated by a deli sandwich in the absurdly endless list of weight classes) then Canelo must be its prince.
The red-headed Mexican has demonstrated that although he may not be a fighter who launches bombs from the get-go, he is relentless once he has his opponent against the ropes. Alvarez has patience that belies his 23-years but when he senses an opportunity, the switch is flipped and the pistons start pumping - relentlessly. Canelo is renowned for devastating hooks to the body which eventually result in his opponent's elbows dropping thereby exposing a gloriously unprotected head. From there the leather is laced from the liver up to the temple and that is how El Canelo has racked up 30 KO's in 42 victories.
Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO's)
While Alzarez is a more refined, styled fighter Angulo is a caveman with a pair of clubs at the end of his arms. He will tread recklessly through a barrage of punches just to get inside and let loose his own brand of dynamite. He is not only equipped to power punch his way to victory but also wears out his opponents by constantly manhandling them in the clinch and leaning on them when he has them pinned against the ropes. He may not be pretty but he is dynamically effective when allowed to have his way with a less powerful foe.
Angulo has plenty of offense but little if any defense. He is a one-trick pony in that regard. No fancy footwork or dazzling jabs for this guy. He doesn't mind getting hit because that simply means he can hit you back. He trudges through fistic minefields with an almost blissful ignorance about him but his tactics have worked to his advantage. However, against the more skilled fighters who are able to dodge the bombs and counterpunch effectively, it can make for a long painful evening for El Perro. But make no mistake, this dog has plenty of bite to back up his bark.
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Free Boxing Pick:
Angulo has a puncher's chance and that is about it. He is going to look to maul and brawl his way past Alvarez and all I can say to that strategy is good luck. Canelo is no shrinking violet and can take a big wallop without getting flustered. Sure he was outboxed by Mayweather but every education comes with a price. Alvarez's price for that schooling was the first blemish on an otherwise impeccable record. At 23-years-old you can't expect the kid to know everything even if it appears he does when inside the ring.
Alzarez will be a prohibitive favorite at -800 in offshore boxing odds but you can always add him as part of a parlay. Or, you can play the value card and bet Angulo at +500 to stun the boxing world and defeat Canelo. But let's face it, if you are to bet Angulo you might as well find even better odds on him winning by a knockout because there is no way he can withstand the withering assault that will be visited upon him throughout the fight. Once Alvarez starts chopping at the middle of the tree that is Angulo you can summon Ke$ha and Pitbull to the microphone because it will be time to be yellin' Timberrrrrr! Canelo wins by TKO in the 4th round.Canelo -800 at Bet365.com.