Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer says there is a sizeable u-turn on predictions for the upcoming ‘Toe-to-Toe’ battle between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo with more and more backing the underdog for victory.
Schaefer, when overseeing the final press conference streamed live on WBN on Thursday, made the bold statement that hard-hitting Angulo is well-fancied for the upset over Alvarez at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.
“There seems to be a shift going on. More and more fighters, trainers and media members are starting to say, ‘You know what, I’m changing my opinion. I think Angulo is going to knock Canelo out.’ And I think it is this kind of sentiment that shows you what we want to do – we want to put on great fights,” said Schaefer.
Angulo, 31, has been stopped twice in his career, something that obiviously contributes to Alvarez’s position as the strong favourite with the bookmakers, but there a plenty that give ‘El Perro’ a fighting chance of an early stoppage.
Alvarez’s frame of mind following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather would be the first point of call when looking for possible ways Angulo can cause a shock, although the fight going past four rounds would heavily lean towards the former world champion.
The continued build-up is all set to move to the weigh-in on Friday, which is also live on the WBN website, as the eagerly-anticipated all-Mexico encounter nears the first bell and a potential all-out war.
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