Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Angulo, Kirkland Expect Heavy Fireworks in Cancun

LOS ANGELES - Known for its dazzling beaches and as a vacation destination for millions, Cancun, Mexico will be turned into a fight town on Saturday, November 5, when Golden Boy Promotions and Periodico QueQui (Pepe Gomez) will bring one of the most anticipated bouts in recent years to the Cancun Center, where junior middleweight sluggers Alfredo "Perro" Angulo and James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland will engage in what is already anticipated to be a 2011 Fight of the Year candidate live on HBO's Boxing After Dark.  Also on tap for this boxing extravaganza is a middleweight clash between two fighters battling for a spot in the top ten, undefeated rising star Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin and the always tough contender Craig McEwan.

"This is a fight that fans have been looking forward to for years and now we are finally going to see Angulo vs. Kirkland, and the word 'explosive' won't do it justice," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.  "There's no mystery as to what either fighter wants to do on November 5.  James and Alfredo are both going to be looking for the knockout and I can't wait to see it."

"This is the kind of fight boxing needs and I respect James Kirkland for stepping up and taking it," said Angulo.  "We're not going to dance or hug in there on November 5th; we're going to fight, and I can't wait."

"Angulo has been on my radar for a long time and I'm happy that we're finally going to get a chance to fight each other," said Kirkland.  "He's a good fighter, I like his style and I know we're going to make for a great fight."

"I'm very excited and blessed to have this opportunity," said Quillin.  "I know Craig is a solid fighter with tons of fight in him because we used to train together in the same gym, but he has to prove that he has what it takes to give me my first loss.  He has tons of heart, but so do I, and if he wants to make a good fight, then he can meet me right in the middle of the ring on November 5th."

"I don't think I can just beat Quillin, I know I'm going to knock him out," McEwan said.

Angulo vs. Kirkland, a 12 round junior middleweight bout and Quillin vs. McEwan, a 10-round middleweight fight are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Periodico QueQui (Pepe Gomez) and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate.  The HBO Boxing After Dark broadcast will air at 10:15pm ET/PT.

While James Kirkland can knock you out with a single blow, Mexicali's Alfredo "Perro" Angulo (20-1, 17 KO's) is a punishing puncher who can make you beg for a one punch knockout.  A professional since 2005, Angulo became a fan favorite for his aggressive style while he piled up win after win, with his only loss coming via decision to Kermit Cintron in 2009.  The winner of five in a row since then, including victories over Harry Joe Yorgey, Joel Julio and Joachim Alcine, Angulo returned from a year long layoff in August with a first round knockout over Joseph Gomez.  He will look to make a big statement against the concussive punching Kirkland.

One of the hardest punchers in boxing today, James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (29-1, 26 KO's) has been responsible for some of the most devastating knockouts seen in recent years.  A longtime junior middleweight contender who owns victories over Eromosele Albert, Ricardo Cortes, Brian Vera and Joel Julio, the 27-year-old southpaw from Austin, Texas returned to the ring in 2011 after two years away, and he has won four of five bouts, with all four victories coming by knockout in two rounds or less.

Undefeated as a professional, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (25-0, 19 KO's) has become a much avoided contender in the middleweight division in the past year.  That's not a shock considering his series of crushing knockout wins over Dennis Sharpe, Jesse Brinkley, and Jason LeHoullier in 2011.  Now ready to take the next step in his career, the popular 28-year-old will look to take his career to the next level with a win over McEwanin his HBO Boxing After Dark debut.

Also looking to make a big impression on fight fans this November is Scotland native Craig McEwan (19-1, 10 KO's).  Coming off of the first loss of his professional career, which was a thrilling 10 round battle with Andy Lee in March, the 29-year-old southpaw knows that the only way to erase the sour taste of defeat is by replacing it with a big win.  In his fight against Peter Quillin, he has the opportunity to take out a top level opponent and get back in the victory circle in front of a worldwide television audience.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VatoMulatto on 10-03-2011

LOL...This could be a fight similar to Corrales vs Castillo. Kirkland has a chaky chin and that's going to be the main reason why he'll lose this fight. It should be a very entertaining action packed fight. Good to see…

Comment by Best in Boxing on 09-30-2011

I'm predicting a 1st round KO ... haha :boxing:

Comment by lopez36 on 09-30-2011

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11232352]I'm glad this on hbo as I wouldn't but a ticket as I can't see this going but a few rounds, especially wide open as Kirkland comes at ypu...[COLOR="black"][COLOR="Red"][I]The winner should get the red head boy[/I][/COLOR][/COLOR]...[/QUOTE] that is not going…

Comment by lopez36 on 09-30-2011

[QUOTE=Floyd R;11230153][COLOR="Red"][I][B]Does anyone really think Kirkland stands a chance?[/B][/I][/COLOR] I think Kirkland's handlers are doing him a huge disservice by allowing him to fight Angulo at this time. This is not the way to build up a fighter that needs…

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-30-2011

I'm glad this on hbo as I wouldn't but a ticket as I can't see this going but a few rounds, especially wide open as Kirkland comes at ypu...The winner should get the red head boy...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Froch: Chavez Jr. is Good Fight For Canelo To Prepare For Golovkin Thurman Trainer: Keith is Faster, Stronger, Smarter Than Garcia Bellew: Haye Has No Real Friends After Booting Adam Booth Gilberto Ramirez Wants The Biggest Fights Possible in 2017 Dale Evans: When I Get My Shot, I’ll Win British Title For Mike Towell Jake Ball To Return, After First Loss, On March 17 Hearn: ITV PPV Idea is Likely Delusion and Greed From Eubank Sr. Conwell: I've Boxed In Higher Class Than Bowen, Will Win That Title Saunders: People Must Realize - GGG, Canelo Must Get Through Me World Boxing Council Breaks Down Ongoing Drug Testing Program Black Hitler - Boxing And The Anti-PBC Effect Danny Garcia: I'm Sure I'll Fight Khan - Once He Rebuilds Career Schaefer: Tony Yoka Could Become The Anthony Joshua of France Terry Flanagan vs. Petr Petrov Will Have U.S. TV, Says Pelullo White: I Won't Do Business With Arum For Pacquiao vs. McGregor! Erick De Leon Aims To Get a Knockout Win on Solo Boxeo Tony Yoka Pumped To Go Pro With Richard Schaefer, Virgil Hunter Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt - Undercard Information Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo - Purse Bid Ordered For January 31 David Haye: Bellew Looked Fat and Nervous - He'll Be KO'd Quick Funeka Warns Pacquiao To Take Horn Serious or Suffer Shock Loss Braekhus vs. Svensson is Pushed Back To February 24 Liam Williams vs. Liam Smith For WBO European Belt, April 8 Photos: Fury, Saunders, Adams, Smith-Williams, Flanagan Presser Chocolatito: No Problem Facing Cuadras, But Focus is on Rungvisai Hearn: No Interest in Khan's Proposed 70-30 Split for Brook Bout Yuriorkis Gamboa Inks Promotional With Golden Boy Promotions Nicola Adams Turns Pro With Frank Warren, Will Debut On April 8 Top Rank President Lays Out Michael Conlan's Plan To Stardom Cancer-Free Father Made Camp Less Stressful for Leo Santa Cruz Lara's Coach: Canelo Does Not Have The Style To Beat Golovkin Angel Garcia: Danny Could Ruin Thurman's Career, Like Matthysse's Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Ali, Cotto-Kirkland, Jack, More Judge Sets Down Terms To Lift Ban on Edwin Valero Movie Nicola Adams Leaves Team GB Boxing Setup, Free To Pursue Other Opportunities Steve Goodwin Updates on Stable, Looks Ahead, Reflects on 2016 Eubank Jr: DeGale is One of The Best at 168? That's Embarrassing! Golovkin's Coach on The Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Catch-Weight Randy Caballero To Return on March 23 on ESPN Card "Fighting Words" - Angel Garcia to Blame, Though We Enabled Him
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement