by David P. Greisman
As reported earlier on BoxingScene.com, a proposed fight between junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and Jorge Melendez will not be happening.
Angulo-Melendez was expected to be part of a Dec. 14 card headlined by Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, a show initially set for pay-per-view but now will be four fights aired on Showtime and at least one more on Showtime Extreme.
Melendez, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, essentially priced himself out. So we moved on, Schaefer told reporters on Oct. 26. So we moved on. Were going to sit down with Alfredo and plan on doing something, probably in January, maybe from Los Angeles.
Angulo is coming off a 10th-round technical knockout loss this past June to Erislandy Lara in what was a good, competitive fight. He is 22-3 with 18 knockouts. Melendez fought on the non-televised undercard to Miguel Cottos Oct. 5 bout with Delvin Rodriguez; Melendez scored a second-round stoppage of Jamaal Davis to move to 27-3-1 with 26 knockouts.
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