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CANELO ALVAREZ STOPS ALFREDO ANGULO IN THE 10TH ROUND

By Ben Thompson | March 08, 2014
CANELO ALVAREZ STOPS ALFREDO ANGULO IN THE 10TH ROUND

Moments ago at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, former jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez stopped hard-hitting jr. middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo in the 10th round. After trading big shots to start the fight, Canelo used his superior speed and skills to box circles around Angulo, keeping his distance behind a stiff jab while finding a home for his left hook and straight right. Although Angulo kept coming forward, he was taking a lot of punishment in the process. Regardless, Angulo had some brief moments late in the fight, prompting Canelo to trade big shots with him to the delight of the crowd. In the 10th round, however, Canelo landed a devastating uppercut that rocked the head back of Angulo, which was apparently enough to make the referee call a halt to the action. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Stiff jab lands for Canelo. HARD left hook lands for Canelo. Another nice 1-2 lands for Canelo. The crowd starts to chant for Canelo. Solid left hook to the body lands for Canelo. The punches of Angulo are coming slow. Another left hook lands for Canelo. Right to the body followed by an uppercut lands for Canelo. Another left hook to the body followed by a right upstairs. They trade jabs. HARD right from Canelo rocks Angulo backwards. BIG right hand lands for Canelo. Left hook to the body lands for Canelo. Another stiff jab lands for Canelo. Angulo not getting anything done. Uppercut followed by a 1-2 to the body lands for Canelo. Angulo fires back. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 10 Angulo 9

ROUND 2
They trade jabs. 1-2 lands for Canelo. Angulo touches him to the body. HARD right lands for Canelo. Another HARD right lands for Canelo. Angulo's eye already showing some wear and tear. Right to the body lands for Canelo. Now the crowd chants for Perro. Uppercut followed by a right and a left lands for Canelo. Angulo lands a jab. Right hook lands for Canelo. Uppercut and a right lands for Angulo. Right to the body lands for Angulo. They trade on the inside. Right hook lands for Angulo. 1-2 lands for Canelo. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 20 Angulo 18

ROUND 3
Left hook lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Canelo. Right and a left from Canelo rocks the head back of Angulo. Right lands for Angulo. Left to the body lands for Canelo. They trade on the inside. Angulo lands a nice right hook. Straight right lands for Canelo. They trade jabs. Nice three-punch combo lands for Angulo. Right to the body lands for Angulo. Canelo lands a right hook. Angulo answers with his own. Nice combo lands for Angulo. HARD 4-punch combo lands for Canelo, but Anuglo fires back. Left hook from Canelo staggers Angulo. Angulo lands an uppercut. Left hook lands for Canelo. Round to Canelo, but Angulo is getting some shots in now.

Canelo 30 Angulo 27

ROUND 4
Stiff jab for Canelo to start the round. Right hook lands for Canelo. Left hook gets in for Canelo. Right to the body lands for Canelo. Angulo fires to the body. Angulo digs some rights to the body. counter right lands for Canelo. 1-2 lands for Canelo. Angulo just walks through the fire. Left hook lands for Angulo. HARD right lands for Angulo. Canelo backs up. Jab lands for Canelo. Round to Canelo, but he's slowing down a little and Angulo is getting better shots in.

Canelo 40 Angulo 36

ROUND 5
They trade jabs. Canelo lands a couple more jabs. Right hand lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Canelo. Angulo works the body on the inside. Left hook from Canelo gets in. HARD right lands for Canelo. Stiff jab l ands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo gets in a little combo. Left hook lands for Canelo and he dances away. Angulo backs him up to the ropes. Jab lands for Canelo. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 50 Angulo 45

ROUND 6
Right hand over the top lands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Canelo content to counter off the ropes. Nice three-punch combo lands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo tries to work the body. HARD left to the body followed by a right upstairs. Right and a left lands for Canelo and Angulo waves at him to bring it on. Another left hook lands for Canelo. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 60 Angulo 54

ROUND 7
Stiff jab lands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo digs a left to the body. They trade jabs. Angulo gets in a right upstairs. Nice uppercut lands for Canelo. Angulo gets in a combination. They trade jabs. Left hook lands for Canelo. Nice right lands for Canelo. Short left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo gets in one of his own. Chopping right lands for Angulo. Canelo just boxing from the outside with ease. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 70 Angulo 63

ROUND 8
Nice three-punch combo from Canelo. Left hook and a left uppercut gets in for Canelo. Chopping right lands for Canelo. Angulo unloads some punches along the ropes, but Canelo rolls with every single punch. HARD left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo presses forward and fires some shots, but most are blocked. Angulo lands some body shots. Right hand followed by a left hook lands for Canlo. Angulo lands some hard shots against the ropes. Canelo fires back. The crowd erupts. Both fighters throwing heavy leather. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 80 Angulo 72

ROUND 9
Jab lands for Canelo. Uppercut gets in for Canelo. HARD left hook lands for Canelo. Angulo gets in a right. Another right gets in for Angulo. Jab lands for Canelo. 1-2 lands for Angulo. Uppercut from Canelo snaps the head back of Angulo. HARD uppercut lands for Canelo again. They trade on the inside. Canelo shoulder rolls on some shots. Round to Canelo.

Canelo 90 Angulo 81

ROUND 10
Jab lands for Canelo. Angulo gets in a left hook. HARD uppercut lands for Canelo that snaps the head back of Angulo and that's it. The referee apparently felt like Angulo was taking too much punishment and he stops the fight to the dismay of the fans. Angulo is not happy about the stoppage. 

CANELO TKO 10

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