Boxing fans are gearing up for a busy spring of fights, with Las Vegas their destination of choice. The run begins with this Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs Alfredo Angulo bout, followed by Pacquiao vs Bradley in April and Mayweather vs Maidana in May.
Despite 24-year-old Alvarez’s recent (and sole) loss to Floyd Mayweather, the young fighter (42-1-1, 30 KO) has seen his popularity soar, especially among the Latino community locally and around the world. Opponent Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO) is an exciting boxer in his own right, known for finishing his opponents, with a more than 80 percent KO rate in his victories. His attacking style is a favorite of boxing aficionados.
This fight should appeal to both hardcore boxing fans and casual observers alike. Don’t wait until the last second to tune in, though, because the undercard features some talented fighters as well. Top 10 pound-for-pound fighter Leo Santa Cruz puts his super bantamweight title on the line against Cristian Mijares. Carlos Molina will defend his junior middleweight championship against Jermall Charlo, and Jorge Linares will fight Nihito Arakawa.