This has a chance to be a sleeper fight night card. With so much UFC on TV today, unless you’re the hardest of hardcores, a lot of these shows blend together. But this show that’s exclusively shown on Fight Pass has a chance to stand out a bit from UFC’s B and C shows.
Duan (@Duandub) joins GG to discuss all the boxing news and preview Canelo vs. Angulo.
Here’s what you’ll hear on our Canelo vs. Angulo preview:
- Julio Cesar Chavez’s win against Brian Vera
- Vasyl Lomachenko’s loss to Orlando Salido and how much it hurts him
- Canelo vs. Angulo
- What would be more surprising – an Angulo KO win, or a Canelo boring decision win?
- Pacquiao vs. Bradley and the stories behind it
- Floyd vs. Maidana and who would be the better opponent between Maidana and Khan
- Cotto vs. Martinez and whether this is a good matchup for Cotto
- Could we see Cotto/Canelo if both win?
- Froch vs. Groves II at Wembley Stadium and how many tickets it can sell
- The return of Arthur Abraham
On paper, this fight seems like a great ‘comeback-from-a-loss-fight’ for Canelo Alvarez. After being taught a boxing lesson in how to not get hit by Floyd Mayweather, it’s smart to put Canelo into the ring with someone who won’t avoid being hit at all. In fact, in Angulo’s last two losses to Erislandy Lara and James Kirkland, he was stopped.
But there’s one other reason why this could be a good match for Canelo. Angulo will test his toughness, which is something people wonder about him. He hasn’t fought the who’s who of bombers in the division, but getting past Angulo would answer some of those questions.
There was a short turnaround for this episode as there were only a few days between shows, rather than the normal full week, but they still packed it enough with interesting tidbits.
To me, there are two stories. Can Canelo get back on track to being one of the best fighters in the world? Will Angulo’s power spoil that goal? But in between, both men have young daughters who they can’t see, both are coming off losses, and Angulo, the underdog is trying to both A) make it a great fight, and B) shock the world.
Interesting stuff and you can see the All Access: Canelo vs. Angulo full episode two here: Continue reading →
A little while ago, Dana White mentioned how crazy it was at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil house because of a fight that broke out between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. That fight is an easy selling point for the new TUF: Brazil that will be shown exclusively on Fight Pass for American viewers.
With the new TUF: Brazil trailer, you get to see some of the beginning of the fight. It doesn’t look like Silva really sells out for the punch and Sonnen quickly ducks it and goes for the double leg.
If the show has subtitles, I may blog it for this website. But if it’s not, and all the words are in Portuguese, it might be pretty hard.