Angulo Ruffs Up Rivera for 11th Straight KO

SUNRISE, FLA (Valentine's Day 2009) -- Eighty years to the day, undefeated No. 1 super welterweight contender ALFREDO "Perro" ANGULO played Al Capone, mowing down Cosme Rivera in his own St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Making his case as boxing's most exciting fighter tonight, Angulo (15-0,12 KOs), of Mexacali. Mexico, extended his incredible knockout streak to 11, dating back to July 14, 2006, stopping the game Rivera at 2:38 of the fifth round. This marked only the second time in 45 professional bouts that Rivera (31-12-2, 23 KOs), from Culiacan, Mexico, had not gone the distance. The fight, which was televised live on HBO, took place at the Bank-Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla..

"Tell Ricardo Mayorga, his promoter, his attorney and the rest of his enablers that they did the right thing keeping him out of the ring with me. I would have buried him like a dog buries a bone," said Angulo, who was originally scheduled to fight Mayorga tonight in a world title elimination bout before Mayorga pulled out 10 days before the fight. "I'm the top dog in this division and I dare anyone wearing a world championship belt to prove me wrong."

Angulo is promoted by Gary Shaw and managed by Mike Criscio.

Article posted on 14.02.2009

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