Angulo Ready To Move On From Worst Year Of His Life

By Jake Donovan

It’s been a miserable 12 months for Alfredo Angulo, to say the least.

Monday will mark one year to the day of his sixth-round knockout loss to James Kirkland. Angulo had the Texan down and nearly out in the opening round, but was instead floored himself and eventually stopped in a sensational war.

The crushing defeat was Angulo’s last fight to date, though hardly the worst part of the past 12 months of his life. This year began with the Mexican slugger being held in El Centro Detention Center due to overstaying his U.S. Visa. The process was believed to be a simple one, but it would be another seven months before Angulo would finally see daylight.

“I went through a very difficult time,” Angulo reveals. “I’ve proven that I’m ready for anything.”

Angulo (20-2, 17KO) was sprung in August, at which point his handlers began making plans for his ring return. That day comes November 10, when he faces Raul Casarez (19-2, 9KO) in the Showtime-televised opener live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The show’s headliner pits Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno in a super bantamweight title fight. Also on the televised portion is Luis Santa Cruz in a bantamweight title defense against Victor Saleta.

The past few months have been spent with newly hired trainer Virgil Hunter, who has become the cornerman of choice as of late. Angulo’s reintroduction to the ring was a complete makeover, understandable considering what he’d been through for more than half of 2012.

“The reality is that they didn’t let me train in there. Simple things… they didn’t let me have tennis shoes for two months,” Angulo recalls. “The only thing I did to stay physically fit was play handball, for two hours a day.”

All told, it was a 12-month period to forget. Angulo is ready to do just that, now that his house is fully in order.

“I’m here legally,” Angulo states. “The process is behind me. All I have to do is think about the future and move forward.”

Winning his first fight in well over a year will make for a great first step towards reaching that goal.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Alfredo Angulo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Southpawology on 11-02-2012

[QUOTE=EdMon917;12660740]Some tune ups and then go after a Kirkland rematch or K9. I still want to see that. Angulo-Bundrage: A Real Dog Fight.[/QUOTE] Bundrage, really??!! I'd rather watch paint dry than watch bundrage fight...there is so many better fights out…

Comment by EdMon917 on 11-02-2012

Some tune ups and then go after a Kirkland rematch or K9. I still want to see that. Angulo-Bundrage: A Real Dog Fight.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 11-02-2012

There are two positive things that have come from all of this: 1) Angulo can now come in and out of the country at will , and 2) his body has been able to rest for a whole year after…

Comment by Southpawology on 11-02-2012

Looking forward to seeing angulo bounce back, maybe he can eventually fight canelo.

Comment by APBrooklyn on 11-02-2012

Angulo will be a beast if he conditions properly and works on his defense. hunter should be good for him.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Monaghan vs. Boesel, Abraham vs. Krasniqi WBO Eliminators Wladimir Klitschko Out Of December 10 Fight With Injury Andre Ward: My Skills Never Left, I'm Feeling Better Than Ever LaRon Mitchell Drops, Decisions Scott Alexander in Ontario Photos: Marco Huck, Dmytro Kucher Size Up at Hannover Presser Anthony Ogogo Suffered Broken Eye Socket in Cunningham Loss Kovalev Hopes To Become The P4P Best With Win Over Ward Donaire Spars Twelve Hard Rounds With Chocolatito's Cousin Joseph Parker's Coach: I Really Like Andy Ruiz's Style For Us Trainer: Smith's Pressure, Power Will Take Care of Bernard Hopkins Lemieux Targets Canelo Showdown - Catch-Weight is Ruled Out Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Kovalev-Ward, Aaron Pryor Long-Reigning Lefties - Pacquiao, Hagler, Martinez, Winky, More Browne Shreds Whyte: You're Euro Level, an Ugly Motherf***er Boxer Tries To Leave The Ring Mid-Count After Being Dropped Roach: Pacquiao Has Been Hurting Me, Expect a Different Manny! Former World Champion Seriously Injured, Attacked With a Sword "Fighting Words" - Breaking Down 2016's Fighter of the Year Race Golovkin's Coach: GGG Beats Kovalev, Ward and Stevenson David Lemieux: I'm Not 100% Satisfied With The Rios Win Klitschko Confirms Title Fight, Won't Confirm The Opponent Sergey Lipinets To Face Lenny Z on Charlo vs. Williams PBC Card Photos: David Lemieux Powers Past Cristian Fabian Rios Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Could Head To The United States Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Dominik Britsch on December 10 Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera No Longer Rivals - Photo Roy Jones: If No Canelo, Golovkin Must Take a Risk and Move Up! Video: Buboy Fernandez Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Vargas Bout Video: Manny Pacquiao Discusses Camp, Vargas Fight, More Roy Jones Jr: I'm Addicted To Boxing, No Retirement Right Now Frankie Gavin Rules Out Retirement, Wants Eggington Rematch Parker's Promoter Faces Resistance on Funding For Ruiz Event Frank Warren Details Thoughts on WBA/WBO Heavyweight Belts Jorge Linares Targets Mikey Garcia, Hopes To Face Him in 2017 Judah: Brook Showed Golovkin is Not Invincible, Canelo Can Win Photos: Sam Eggington Drills Frankie Gavin in Birmingham War Photos: Craig Cunningham Shocks Anthony Ogogo By TKO Pacquiao's Co-Trainer Expects Vargas To Fall in Later Rounds Chavez Sr: My Son Will Continue Relationship With Al Haymon De La Hoya: I Knew Pacquiao Would Beat Me Up, I Was a Dead Man

Latest Active Forum Threads