Saturday March 8, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo. Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo airs live on Showtime Boxing PPV this Saturday, March 8, with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
Canelo vs. Angulo is a fight that should be a lot of fun, with two aggressive action fighters in there. But it's also a pretty one sided affair, with Canelo as the easy favorite (betting lines right now have Canelo at roughly -900). What makes this fight particularly intriguing are the business ramifications. With Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao both winding down their legendary careers, boxing needs a new superstar to draw audiences to PPV. Both Showtime and HBO are trying to build that star, testing out non-Pacquiao, non-Mayweather fighters on top. Here, Canelo gets his shot. And if you are looking for an heir apparent, he's a good choice. He's a proven live draw, and his PPV showdown with Mayweather last year drew record numbers. Now, he fights for the first time post-Mayweather, and it will be very interesting to see what that event did for his draw as the star attraction.
As has become customary for Showtime PPVs, the PPV card is loaded with quality fights there to support the main event. In the co-feature fight, Leo Santa Cruz faces Cristian Mijares. Santa Cruz is an absolute treat to watch, and well worth a look every time. Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo is another quality fight, as is Jorge Linares vs. Nihito Arakawa. The Arakawa fight was bumped up to the main card just days ago when a planned Omar Figueroa vs. Ricardo Alvarez fight was cancelled due to a Figueroa hand injury. Unlike many boxing PPVs, this is not one where you want to just tune in for the main event - come early and watch it all.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Canelo vs. Angulo PPV results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, March 8.
CANELO VS. ANGULO RESULTS:
Canelo Alvarez def. Alfredo Angulo by TKO 0:47 round 10
Leo Santa Cruz def. Cristian Mijares by unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 119-109)
Jorge Linares def. Nihito Arakawa by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 98-92)
Sergio Thompson def. Ricardo Alvarez by unanimous decision (97-91, 95-93, 96-92)