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Angulo vs. Casarez

Angulo Makes a Splash in his Ring Return

(Photo: Shpwtime) By Michael Montero: Alfredo “Perro” Angulo, who hadn’t fought in over a year due to immigration issues, took out all of his frustration with one monster left hook to his opponent’s chin tonight. This one is a sure-fire KO of the year contender that wowed the crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Both fighters came out throwing big shots with bad intentions from the opening bell. Then, just seconds in, the previously untested Raul Casarez ate a flush left hook which he never saw coming and immediately crumbled to the canvas.

Casarez, of Texas, was completely out before he even fell. The ref didn’t even bother counting. As Angulo, now 21-2 (18 KO’s), raised his arms in victory, the partisan crowd erupted with “Perro” chants. With all he has gone through in the past year, landing that left had to feel extra sweet. Continue reading

Weights: Cleverly-Hawk, Mares-Moreno, Angulo-Casarez

NATHAN CLEVERLY weighed in at 12st 6lb 4oz (174.4lb) for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-heavyweight title defence against Shawn Hawk in Los Angeles tomorrow night.

Hawk hit the scales at 12st 5lb 8oz (173.8lb) for the scheduled 12 rounder which will be staged at the Staples Center.

Several hundred fans turned up at the open air weigh-in which took place outside the arena where Cleverly will be making his fourth defence.

Unbeaten Cleverly, 25, said: “Shawn took the contest at short notice which forced me to find some orthodox sparring because my original opponent, Ryan Coyne is a southpaw.

“I have just been getting on with my job, training in the sun and looking forward to fighting in front of a new audience.

“I really enjoyed the weigh-in with the crowd making noise and the loud announcer, but my title defence is what I am here for.” Continue reading

News: Mares, Moreno, Angulo & Santa Cruz conference call; Pacquiao vs. Marquez

Monica Sears

Thank you, everyone for taking the time out to join today’s call. We’re going to get straight to the fighters. On the first half we’ll have Alfredo Angulo and Leo Santa Cruz and then later we will be joined by Anselmo Moreno and Abner Mares. So at this time I’m going to turn the call over to the President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar?

Oscar De La Hoya

Thank you, Monica. We are getting close. Thank you guys, all the media; I appreciate you being on the call. This is definitely one of the Golden Boy’s more exciting and anticipated cards of the year. Continue reading

Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno Press Conference Quotes

Oscar De La Hoya formally announced yesterday at ESPN Zone L.A. Live that undefeated Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., would defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship against WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KO’s), of Panama City, Panama, in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Nov. 10, at STAPLES Center live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In other televised fights, exciting, hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfred Angulo (20-2, 17 KO’s), of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will make his highly anticipated return in his initial start under trainer Virgil Hunter and first fight in a year against Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KO’s) of Edinburg, Texas. Undefeated IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KO’s), of Lincoln Heights, Calif., who is coming off an eye-opening fifth-round TKO win over former world champ Eric Morel, will make his second defense against an opponent to be determined. A fourth bout will be announced soon. Continue reading

Mares vs Moreno; Angulo vs Casarez on November 10th

LOS ANGELES, October 2 – Sporting a combined record of 57-1-2 with 25 knockouts with three world championships in two weight classes, World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares and former World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno prove that great fighters come in small packages. On Saturday, November 10 the fight true boxing fans have been waiting for is here, as Mares looks to defend his crown against a hungry Moreno who is stepping up in weight class in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Also featured will be International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz defending his title against opponent to be determined in a 12-round bout as well as Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and Raul Casarez squaring off in a 12-round junior middleweight battle. Continue reading