Canelo wants Cotto, Sergio Martinez or Angulo in September if he beats Trout
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) already has several opponents in mind that he’d like to face on September 14th provided that he gets past WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s). Canelo his next fight will be his first pay-per-view bout that he headlines, and he doesn’t care that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has already picked out September 14th well ahead of time. Canelo says he’s still going to fight that day.
Canelo said to RingTV “I can fight Miguel Cotto, I can fight Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez…Maybe even [Alfredo] Angulo.”
Cotto and Angulo are obvious choices for Canelo, but if he picks out Sergio Martinez then he’s going to take a beating and likely end up looking much worse than former WBC junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. did in getting beaten by Martinez last September.
Canelo is basically a smaller version of Chavez Jr., and he’s just as flat-footed and unable to fight on the move as Chavez Jr. Canelo is as strictly an old fashioned type of fighter that can only fight when you’re standing right in front of him.
Canelo is going to be out of his element with the circular movement, much faster hands, and stronger punching Martinez. I wouldn’t be surprised if Canelo were to get knocked out cold by one of Martinez’s big left hands to the head.
If Canelo beats Trout, and that’s a BIG if because I expect Canelo to get schooled in that fight, then it’s going to be Cotto or Angulo that he faces in September. Of those two, it’ll be Angulo because I have a feeling that Cotto doesn’t want to take a tough fight right now after losing his last two fights. Canelo will not fight Sergio Martinez because Martinez will be facing Chavez Jr. in a rematch in September.
The only left for Canelo is Angulo, and that’s a terrible fight. Good luck trying to sell that on PPV, especially if Canelo is going to stubbornly stick to September 14th despite Mayweather fighting on that date. If that happens I think Canelo will be lucky if his fight with Angulo generates more than 100,000 PPV buys.
It’s just not an appealing fight because Angulo has already been exposed badly by James Kirkland and Kermit Cintron, and Angulo almost got beaten in his last fight by little known welterweight Jorge Silva last December.
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