Well Saul Alvarez stopped Alfredo Angulo in the 10th round last night. I saved $60 and watched it via face time thanks to my buddy Martin. Dan Tutalo on the other hand shelled out the money and ordered it at home. What follows is his drunken recap:
“Its 3:37 in the morning and im laying on the couch, cozied up in my Mets blanket, watching Detroit Rock city, drinking a beer, and still trying to justify the $60 dollars i just flushed down the toilet for the very promising 9 rds I was watching earlier tonight.
Canelo vs Angulo was living up to the hype of the Toe to Toe name it was given until rd 10 when the fight was VERY prematurely stopped by Tony Weeks. Canelo proved that his loss to Floyd did not discourage him in any way, but in fact, made him wiser as he seemed to have utilized some defensive techniques he was taught the hard way against mayweather. Canelo looked amazing with superior handspeed, power, and defense and i do not want to take away his win but the stoppage was bs. Angulo is a warrior and deserved a chance to finish after Ref Tony Weeks put a stop to the action after 10…..i apologize i lost where i was si..’mm”
But wait… There is more:
"Im drunk but bottom line is Canelos back, looks great, Angulo is still a WARRIOR, and watch rd 8 of this fight.. You wont regret it"
Dan is right though. Tony Weeks robbed us. What was making this fight interesting was Angulo’s granite chin, the fact that he was still on his feet and was going to have to press for the knockout in the final rounds if he were to have a chance to win this fight. We didn’t get to see that happen.
Should be a good entertaining scrap tonight between Alfredo Angulo and Saul Alvarez. The issue I have is that there is no reason for this fight to be a pay per view. Is Alvarez now a marquee pay per view attraction by not winning a single round in his only other pay per view appearance against Floyd Mayweather Jr? In addition, Angulo is coming off of a loss. I have no problem with these guys fighting one another. They both have crowd pleasing styles and it should be a fun one as long as it lasts. That being said, charging boxing fans $60 to watch it is a disgrace.
Orlando Salido vs Vasyl Lomachenko
Lomachenko falls short of making history, trying to win a title in only his second professional fight, losing by split decision. Not only did Salido come in 11 pds overweight but took advantage of the lack of refereeing by constantly landing low blow, after low blow and making the fight very uncomfortable for Lomachenko. Salido started to tire later in the fight and was hurt in the 12th but finished on his feet.
Julio Cesar Chaves Jr vs Bryan Vera 2
Julio Chavez Jr pulls out a 12 rd UD over Bryan Vera who has the heart of a champion. With every head spinning punch landed by Chavez, Vera would fire back with a shot of is own. The fight was a brawl for 11 rds. I was fully expecting the 12th to be an epic one as Vera needed a knockout and Chavez seemed like he wanted to close the show for the fans, I couldnt have been more wrong. The last round was 3 minutes of Chavez Jr dancing and showboating around the perimiter of the ring, as Vera attempted to press some action but just got frustrated. Julio says he wants GGG next which cant happen soon enough. Its been too long since a televised GGG post fight interview.
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Brian Vera rematch is on hbo tonight. I’m having a hard time getting excited for this one, other then the fact that it’s always exciting when there is boxing on. In the first fight the usually unprofessional Chavez again failed to make weight. Vera agreed to fight the bigger Chavez anyway, for financial compensation, and damn near won the fight. Chavez Jr received a gift decision. Tonight, Chavez Jr appears to actually be in shape, and if that’s the case, should dominate the fight. I hope Vera finds a way to pull this thing out and did the boxing world of Chavez Jr.
So apparently George Zimmerman and Dmx are fighting each other in a celebrity boxing match.