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.
It was rumored just about everywhere that CM Punk would make his return to WWE tonight and that didn’t happen. Some good things did, but the show ended the way that it’s ended way too often, even though the angle was hot as hell. Continue reading →
Big D (aka @EmperorBigD) joins us to discuss week one of the WWE Network.
Here’s what you’ll hear on our WWE Network podcast:
- Thoughts on the launch problems and why they happened
- What was promised and didn’t make launch?
- How good is the PPV library and what’s missing?
- The strategy of putting out shows out of order
- Schedule for week two
- NXT ArRival
- Possible WrestleMania streaming issues
- Is CM Punk showing up on Raw Monday?
I won’t say that All Access has supplanted 24/7 as the best hype show out there, but they’re finding their sweet spot. I thought the end of the Mayweather/Canelo series was good and the first episode of Canelo vs. Angulo was excellent. Continue reading →