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Schaefer: Canelo v Angulo not confirmed yet

Phil Jay 07/01/2014

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has informed WBN that a light-middleweight clash between former world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo is not yet a done deal.

Reports had circulated that the pair will meet on March 8 in Las Vegas, although Schaefer stated to World Boxing News that he is unable to confirm any reports at the moment.

Alvarez, 23, is keen to get back in the ring after his one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September, whilst Angulo was beaten by Erislandy Lara in his bid to claim the interim version of the WBA belt.

The fight is earmarked for the MGM Grand in the early spring and is expected to be rubberstamped by Golden Boy in the next few days, with the young Mexican’s brother also set to feature on the bill.

Ricardo Alvarez, 32, is pencilled in to face Omar Figueroa for the interim WBC lightweight title, which would see the winner become mandatory to recent welterweight challenger Adrien Broner’s title.

Broner could yet vacate his green belt if he intends on staying at 147lbs, meaning the World Boxing Council have time to rule on whether the fight would then become a match-up for the full 135lb version.

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