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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez gets a pass, if only because everyone who fights Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets a pass.
Lose a second fight to someone not named Mayweather, though, and the red-haired Mexican's star could begin to fade.
Alvarez suffered his first loss last September when Mayweather dominated him over 12 rounds. He gets a totally different type of opponent Saturday night, taking on slugger Alfredo Angulo in a junior middleweight fight that likely won't be wanting for action.
The story line against Mayweather was whether a young and strong champion could solve a puzzle no other boxer had been able to. The story line against Angulo will be whether Alvarez can come back from the loss and establish himself again as one of the stars of the sport.
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