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 Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux Kiatniwat Scores Repeat Win Over Lebron in Thailand Nonito Donaire's Trainer Expects Pressure Fight From Bedak Hearn Expects Quigg To Score "Brutal" Knockout of Frampton Tasif Khan Stops Isaac Quaye In Six, Wins WBU/GBU Crowns Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice! Mayweather: Khan Thinks He Can Do What I Did To Canelo Here's One Vote For Another Bernard 'Alien' Hopkins Sighting Erik Morales: Amir Khan Won't Last Four Rounds With Canelo Luis Ortiz Warns Tony Thompson: Barking Dogs Don't Bite! Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement