Advertisement
Advertisement

Alfredo Angulo Feels He Will Be Fresher at Middleweight

By Keith Idec

The one-sided beating Alfredo Angulo absorbed against Canelo Alvarez five months ago technically was contested at middleweight.

Now the rugged Mexican contender is a full-fledged middleweight. Angulo and his handlers announced on a conference call Wednesday that his Sept. 13 fight against James de la Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs) has a contract weight of 162 pounds, two above the official middleweight limit.

Though most of his 26 professional fights were contested above 154 pounds, the Mexicali native has considered him a junior middleweight throughout his nine-year pro career. At 32, however, Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) has found it more difficult to fight at or near the junior middleweight limit.

“I’ve been saying all along that I was going to stay at 154 until my body said otherwise,” said Angulo, who fought Alvarez at a catchweight of 155 pounds. “It’s not a struggle. I can still make 154, just not comfortably. So that’s why [I made] the jump to 160. I think I’m going to feel more comfortable. I think I’m going to be the ‘Perro’ that you all know.”

The Angulo-de la Rosa fight will be one of three bouts that compose the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

When asked if he thinks he’ll be able to carry his power up to middleweight, Angulo said, “I don’t know. Honestly, I think you’ll know come Sept. 13 if I have the same [power at 160 as 154] or even more going into the new division. We’ll let you guys decide.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Alfredo Angulo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elfag on 08-21-2014

[QUOTE=Foreign Soil;14874577]He will be fresher at 160, as you could clearly see in the Canelo fight that he was drained as hell. But the question remains if he'll even be that fresh at 160 considering lifelong drainers can still have…

Comment by elfag on 08-21-2014

Too bad he is going to 160. I would have liked to see clottey use him to get his name back in the mix. Clottey would batter him, then he could go for someone like Trout.

Comment by dinero fan on 08-21-2014

De la rosa will put perro out of his misery.

Comment by Foreign Soil on 08-21-2014

He will be fresher at 160, as you could clearly see in the Canelo fight that he was drained as hell. But the question remains if he'll even be that fresh at 160 considering lifelong drainers can still have weight…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 08-21-2014

Angulo will be feed to the wolves at 160.. I wouldn't mind seeing vs Jacobs, quillen, Kirkland 2

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Jean-Claude Van Damme Wants Mayweather-Pacquiao II Eric Molina: If No David Price - Bring on David Haye Showdown! Del Valle Provides a Tough Litmus Test For De La Hoya, Team Says Canelo: I'm Making History - Golovkin is Older and Fought Nobody! Rosado, Monroe Exchange Harsh Words Ahead of Sept. 17 Fight Ray Edwards, Former NFL Veteran, Inks Boxing Promotional Pact Rosado-Monroe Winner Could Get Canelo Next, Says Golden Boy VP Diego De La Hoya: Just Having The Last Name is Not Enough Jermall Charlo is NOT Yet on Board For Julian Williams Defense Tommy Oosthuizen Resumes Career With a Stoppage Win Peralta Parks Cab in The Garage, Ready For Guerrero Rematch De La Hoya: Canelo in The Process of Being a Worldwide Superstar Canelo vs. Smith: Sadam Ali, Eddie Gomez Added To The Card Kid Galahad: Brook Will Beat Golovkin in Style, Box His Ears Off! Malignaggi: I Wouldn't Mind a Shot at David Peralta Next P. Fury: Brook in a Win-Win Position Against Gennady Golovkin David Price Eager To Face Joseph Parker on Joshua Card Crolla Very Motivated To Topple Jorge Linares in 'Legacy Fight' Ricky Burns, if He Beats Relikh, To Land Adrien Broner Next? Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV: Strange Twist in Waiter Lawsuit Lauren's Trainer: Svensson Never Fought Anyone on This Level Teddy Atlas: Nobody at 147 is in a Hurry To Face Errol Spence Abel Ramos Breaks Down Juan Jesus Rivera in Six Rounds Edwards Gaining Steam in Camp as Casimero Bout Nears "Fighting Words" - Guerrero, Angulo and the Right Time To Go Canelo: Ready To Face Golovkin? He Has To Be Ready For Me! Two Olympians Investigated For Gambling Allegations in Rio Sammy Valentin Joins WBO Drug Free Kids Movement In Tampa Canelo, Smith No Longer VADA Testing - No Cause For Concern Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement