"Countdown" To Canelo-Angulo Premieres Sunday

BY The Sweet Science ON February 21, 2014
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"COUNTDOWN TO CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ALFREDO ANGULO"

TO PREMIERE THIS SUNDAY WITH UNPRECEDENTED DISTRIBUTION

ACROSS FOX SPORTS PLATFORMS

Catch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Mexican Superstar Canelo and Fellow Countryman Angulo in 30-Minute Special Ahead of Their March 8 SHOWTIME PPV® Event

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 21, 2014) - In preparation for what will be a match-up for the ages between former WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and hard-hitting Mexican warrior Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions will present "Countdown to Canelo vs. Alvarez." This primetime special 30-minute preview show will air on various FOX Sports platforms beginning this Sunday, Feb. 23 and will feature never-before-seen footage of Canelo, Angulo and the SHOWTIME PPV-televised undercard fighters including Leo Santa Cruz, Cristian Mijares, Ricardo Alvarez, Omar Figueroa, Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo.

Tune into any of the FOX Sports Network channels, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 FOX Deportes and Televisa (check your local listings) for a behind-the-scenes look at the stars of this highly anticipated pay-per-view event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The countdown show, brought to life by Producer and Creative Director of Golden Boy Promotions Leigh Simons, will provide audiences with exclusive analysis and commentary leading up to the mega-event.

"This show has more fight action and punches landed than any show we have ever produced because all of these guys are knockout punchers," said Simons, who has now produced 27 countdown shows since working with Golden Boy Promotions. "If you love a classic knockout and big punches, then this is the show for you."

Below are a collection of links, which preview various parts of the special and fight highlights:

- Dramatic profile of main event "TOE TO TOE" battle - http://youtu.be/grmy5fg6IIU

- Canelo promises a war and predicts victory in honor of Mexico as he prepares for comeback after first loss of his career - http://youtu.be/nO8TjlDfo44

- Angulo prepares for the most important fight of his career as he plans to replace Canelo as
Mexico's most exciting and beloved fighter - http://youtu.be/SGkAka72Ptw

-Final bold predictions of Knockout victory's from both Canelo and Angulo as they prepare for the fight of a lifetime - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_U0xajTeQ

- Dramatic profile of the three world championship fights on Canelo-Angulo undercard: Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares, Omar "Panterita" Figueroa vs. Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez and Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo - http://youtu.be/HnDNrj3atxM

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Skibbz says:

I was hoping to catch this today but it seems that the show has been moved to friday 28th? It's a shame this promises to be a good card if all things go to plan or not!

On Canelo vs Angulo I have trouble making up my mind on who will win. Canelo is over-hyped but he has a decent arsenal, can get into good shape and has the power to trouble opponents. Couple that with el perro's nature and the fact that his cut will not have fully healed by the night of the fight... we could be in for a good show! I think if the fight matches it's billling and we get a toe to toe war we might see a different side to Canelo (hopefully). I believe he has what it takes to be the mexican champ everyone hopes he will be but he needs to face some real adversity. Sure he thought mayweather but at that catchweight (or any other weight for that matter) he would not have won. By the time he reaches 50 fights, if he continues from now to fight solid opponents then he has the potential to fulfill those hopes and dreams that he and his fanbase harbour for him.

However, I believe if he tries to outbox angulo - something even a boxer of Lara's experience and caliber had major trouble doing - then he has a very slim chance of success. Angulo unfortunately in my opinion for all the work that VH is doing with him his not an elite fighter and this will slowly come to light in the near future. Style's make fights and the no nonsense all attack puncher will get the slick boxer a few times out of 10. Canelo is no slickboxer so his chance is to fight fire with fire. if he uses his natural strength, the will of his team and his fans then I think he can beat angulo. One problem with showing little or no respect to your opponent is that you can get hit with a shot you don't expect your opponent to be able to throw and this is what I predict will happen to angulo. He will be the bull terrier and try to get his jaw locked onto canelo, and will get caught by a shot with more heat on it than he expected canelo to be able to throw.

Looking forward to the premiere and the fight!

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