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Angulo vs. Lara

Erislandy Lara overcomes two knockdowns to beat Angulo

Angulo knocks down LaraIn a tremendous all-action slugfest, Cuban Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s) of Houston, Texas, overcame two knockdowns to capture the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight World Championship with an exciting 10th-round technical knockout of Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) of Los Angeles. In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated Jermell Charlo (21-0, 10 KO’s), of Houston, registered a close, unanimous 12-round decision win over Demetrius Hopkins (33-3-1, 13 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa. The tactical match was scored 115-13 on all three judges’ scorecards.

Like the main event, the Lara-Angulo affair was halted as well, after Angulo turned his back after being hit above the left eye and suffering a reported broken orbital bone. Referee Raul Caiz Sr. signaled the end of the fight with Lara ahead 85-84 on two of the judges’ scorecards and Angulo ahead 86-83 on the other. Continue reading

Marcos Maidana vs. Josesito Lopez & Alfredo Angulo vs. Erislandy Lara Media Conference Call Transcript

1392Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody for joining us for this call. We’re going to have four separate fighters on the phone, and we’re going to start with Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara followed by Maidana and Lopez. I’m going to turn it over to Dave Itskowitch, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy Promotions right away so he can get started with the particulars, and then we’ll open it up for the guys. Thanks. Dave? Continue reading

Maidana vs. Lopez, Angulo vs. Lara & Bika vs. Periban on June 8th at the Home Depot Center live in Carson, California

LOS ANGELES, April 17 – The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. will be the site of one of the most intriguing clashes of boxing’s summer season, as Argentinean knockout artist Marcos Maidana faces off against Southern California favorite Josesito Lopez in a 12 round fight for Maidana’s WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Championship in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader set for Saturday, June 8. Continue reading

Maidana-Lopez, Angulo-Lara & Bika-Periban on June 8th in Carson, California

maidana32434Golden Boy Promotions is putting on an excellent fight card on June 8th headlined by WBA Inter-Continental welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) defending his title against Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) in this Showtime televised card at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, USA.

In addition to this fight, the undercard has #1 WBC, #3 WBO, #5 IBF junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) facing #9 WBC Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s) in a 12 round bout, and #1 WBC super middleweight contender Sakio Bika (31-5-2, 21 KO’s) battling unbeaten #14 WBC Marco Antonio Periban (20-0, 13 KO’s) in a 12 round bout. Continue reading