Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Angulo Would Love To Give The Fans a Kirkland Rematch

By Keith Idec

Alfredo Angulo would love to get another shot at James Kirkland.

“El Perro” hasn’t fought in the trying year since Kirkland came back to stop him in the sixth round of their instant classic last Nov. 5 in Cancun, but he is eager to avenge that devastating defeat.

“Yeah, no problem,” Angulo said through a translator regarding a Kirkland rematch. “No problem whatsoever. If the fight presents itself in the future, no problem. I’ll do it. I think that I owe it to my fans to come and do that fight and get a rematch. I’ll do the rematch. I don’t have any problem fighting anybody. I don’t care who it is.”

The 30-year-old Angulo (20-2, 17 KOs) will first attempt to shed some ring rust Saturday night in a scheduled 12-round junior-middleweight match against Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KOs). The Angulo-Casarez clash will open a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader scheduled to start at 10 p.m. EST from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“[Angulo] has been away for a while and he is now back, back with a vengeance,” said Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions represents Angulo. “He wanted a tough opponent. He wanted a guy who was coming at him, who is going to make a fan-friendly fight.”

Casarez, of Edinburg, Texas, has won five straight fights since settling for a no-contest with Mexico’s Adan Murillo (4-4, 1 KO, 1 NC) in August 2009, when Murillo couldn’t continue due to a cut caused by an accidental clash of heads. The 25-year-old Casarez has never faced an opponent nearly as formidable as Angulo, though, even this inactive version of the rugged Mexican contender.

“I don’t know too much about my opponent,” said Angulo, who spent seven months in a El Centro, Calif., detention center earlier this year before rectifying a visa issue. “I do know that he’s good, that he’s been on an 11-fight winning streak. It doesn’t matter what he does, if he’s going to run or if he’s going to stand and fight. It really doesn’t matter to me. I’m focused and I can fight any way. I’m concentrating on making a good fight.”

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-07-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12671456]I'd pick Angulo in a rematch but it won't happen anytime soon seing as Kirkland is suing his trainer, manager AND promoter lol.[/QUOTE] Still? What a jackass. :lol1: I'd love to see a rematch between Angulo and Kirkland.

Comment by Derranged on 11-07-2012

This time Angulo uses his head and doesn't gas himself out. Angulo KO early.

Comment by iniduoh on 11-07-2012

Kirkland needs to the right thing and give Molina a rematch

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 11-06-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12672089]Mike Alvarado did.[/QUOTE] Then I got to check that fight out...

Comment by bigsmoothh on 11-06-2012

good spirit from angulo

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Groves: I'm Sure I'll Beat DeGale Again, I Beat Him Twice Already Tim Tszyu Set To Return on July 22 in Toowoomba Sanchez: Golovkin Will Wear Canelo Down By Eight or Ninth Michael Conlan: I Want a Better Opponent Next, A Real Threat Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence? Joshua Could Lose IBF Belt Prior To Klitschko II, Pulev Stands Firm Omar Narvaez vs. Nikolay Potapov For WBO Interim-Title Diego Chaves Lands Grudge Match, Fabian Maidana on Undercard Golden Boy Prez on Working With Cotto Again, Canelo Rematch Povetkin vs. Rudenko Will Require Doping Tests, Says Manager Lipinets' Manager: Indongo Will Face Crawford, Belt Will Be Vacant Roach Relieved, Says Pacquiao Finally Getting Back into Form Miguel Cotto Will Resume Training at Wild Card on July 3 Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence Porter: Spence Sent Message To Entire Welterweight Division Khan Wants to Fight Brook at Bramall Lane Next Summer Spence Broke Brook's Left Orbital Bone, Surgery a Possibility Spence: Brook Had To Quit - Or Eye May Get Permanent Damage Alexander vs. Collazo in Play For Potential Garcia-Broner Card Spence: I Proved Myself; Now It's Time for Thurman to Fight Me! Photos: Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Groves Finally Does It, Stops Chudinov To Become Champ Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win Arum: If McGregor Can't Get Mayweather, Then Pacquiao is There! Marquez Fires Back at Miguel Cotto: Take Care of Kamegai First! WBC Asian Boxing Council: Titov and Kurbanov Are Honoured Julio Ceja Drops, Stops Anselmo Moreno in Three Rounds Orlando Salido Gets Off The Floor To Stop Perez in Eight Spence: I Was Sluggish, Wasn't Sharp; Give Myself a B-Minus Video: Errol Spence Gives His Take on Kell Brook Taking a Knee Video: Eddie Hearn on Brook's Future, Groves Winning Belt, More Kell Brook: I Just Couldn't See, I Had To Take a Knee Spence: I Knew Kell Brook Would Break Down If I Pressed Him Video: Errol Spence Discusses KO Title Win at Post Fight Presser Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Kell Brook's Eye Injury, The Future Amir Khan on Kell Brook: The Golovkin Demons Have Come Back! Samedov, Baysangurov, Sharipova Get Wins in Moscow Video: Errol Spence Breaks Down KO Title Win, Talks Future
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement