It wasn't the ending that everyone wanted, and perhaps it was a premature stoppage by referee Tony Weeks, but the one thing that was certain was Saul Canelo Alvarez was demolishing Alfredo Angulo when Weeks called the bout in the middle of the tenth round. In front of a sold out arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Canelo looked every bit as impressive as most hold him to be, as he defeated Angulo by 10th round TKO.
From the opening bell Canelo was ripping both body shots and head shots into Angulo as hard as he could. Angulo looked slow and his punches barely had any effect on Canelo early on. As the fight progressed Angulo showed some signs of life however Canelo's combinations and crisp power punching often took away the light from anything positive Angulo tried to muster. It was the fight that lived up to it's name with a Toe to Toe action brawl from beginning to end, though it was a fight dominated by Canelo. Going into the tenth round, Angulo's trainer Virgil Hunter told referee Tony Weeks that if Canelo landed another three-four punch combination on Angulo that he was going to stop the fight. Weeks however wasted no time as a hard uppercut from Canelo lead him to immediately stop the fight. Fans were outraged at the stoppage. Scores were 89-82, 88-83, and 88-83 at the time of the stoppage. Canelo improved to 43-1-1, 31 KO's. Angulo fell to 22-4, 18 KO's.
Leo Santa Cruz defeats Christian Mijares by Unanimous Decision. Scores were 120-108 twice and 119-109.
Jorge Linares defeats Nihito Arakawa by Unanimous Decision. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 98-92.
Sergio Thompson defeats Ricardo Alvarez by Unanimous Decision. Scores were 95-93 twice and 97-91.