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Canelo is the much better defensive fighter, basically by default.
While his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather was a disappointment, nothing from that performance makes us think Alvarez will be in trouble in this fight.
Against an opponent who is likely to charge at him from the opening bell, Canelo should do what he does best. Expect him to patiently pick Angulo apart and break him down with fierce body shots before moving upstairs.
He used that style to get to this level, and it's a style that would seem a winner against an unrefined brawler. Canelo, more than anything else, will need to sap his foe's will to fight on. It's not easy, but given his power, it's doable.
Angulo only knows one way to fight, and that's to fight. He's purely a brawler, which makes him both exciting and quite possibly limited in his potential. His overall boxing and defensive skills are lacking, but he hits as hard as anyone and has an iron will.
Some were quick to knock Angulo for pulling himself out of his fight with Lara last year. But that criticism was a tad ridiculous. Angulo's left eye was horribly swollen, and both his corner and the referee initially feared a broken orbital bone. That's a dangerous situation for a fighter, and you can't fault him for bowing out.
Look for him to try and make this fight ugly. He'll attempt to rough Canelo up on the inside and make his punching power the determining factor in the fight.
Canelo has the edge here, and that's because he has more possible paths to victory.
On one hand, Angulo knows that his best shot is to land a fight-changing punch and get his opponent out of there. Canelo, on the other hand, can box, punch and break down his opponent. He can use his style to win by stoppage or on points, while in Angulo's case, nothing would seem to do but a knockout.