Kirkland vs. Angulo, Quillin vs. McEwan on Saturday night; Arreola-Butler battle it out

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise heads south of the border for a doubleheader when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ALFREDO ANGULO VS. JAMES KIRKLAND AND PETER QUILLIN VS. CRAIG MCEWAN is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 5 (10:15 p.m. ET/PT) from the Cancun Center in Cancun, Mexico. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 6 (9:45 a.m.) and 7 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 6 (4:45 p.m.) and 8 (11:00 p.m.)

Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (20-1, 17 KOs), from Mexicali, Mexico, is a punishing puncher whose aggressive style has made him a fan favorite. Following a 13-month layoff, the 29-year old slugger returned in August with a devastating first-round knockout of Joseph Gomez. Since suffering his only professional loss to Kermit Cintron on HBO in 2009, Angulo has won five straight bouts by knockout and looks to continue his hot streak.

Angulo will face James Kirkland (29-12, 26 KOs) of Austin, Tex., arguably one of the hardest punchers in the sport today, in this scheduled 12-round, junior middleweight tilt. After ending a two-year layoff in March, the 27-year-old Kirkland will be fighting for the sixth time this year, and continuing his road to redemption after suffering the first loss of his comeback in April at the hands of Nobuhiro Ishida.

The undercard features popular contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs) and southpaw Craig McEwan (19-1, 10 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight bout. Brooklyn’s Quillin, 28, looks to maintain his undefeated record against the 29-year-old McEwan, a Scottish native currently residing in Hollywood, Cal.

The night of boxing action on HBO begins at 9:45 p.m. with the premiere of episode three of the four-part all-access reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez,” as HBO Sports spotlights the spirited rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Chris Arreola will make his dream of fighting in Mexico

The top heavyweight fighter in Latin America, with 33 wins, 28 knockouts and two defeats, nicknamed the "Nightmare", because he has a devastating fists power, will dedicate this fight to his parents and all the Mexican fans and ensures that his debut will be amazing in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico next Saturday.

“Mexican blood runs through my body, I am very proud of my roots, I will win this fight with big balls and big heart, and next year I will become the WBC heavyweight Champion of the World, of course in this beautiful country” Cristobal said.

Cristobal Arreola, Catholic, visited the Basilica of Guadalupe, then, at night, went by air to Leon, Guanajuato.

Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) vs. Rafael “The Silencer” Butler (35-11, 28 KOs) is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Promociones del Pueblo and Grupo Modelo. The fight will be televised in the U.S. by ESPN Deportes and by Televisa on their “Sabados de Corona” series. This card will also be the penultimate event of the popular “Quen Pinta para la Corona?” tournament with a $50,000 US DLS purse for the winners.


TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO- In regional title fights, José “Chelo” González and Manuel Alejandro Siaca will headline the 8th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” this Friday, November 4 at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank, to be televised on WAPA América from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Headlining the show, unbeaten Chelo González (17-0, 13 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title when face Mexican Fernando Trejo (33-15-6, 19 KOs) in a 10 rounds bout. Gonzalez, who will fight for the fifth time this year, is the seventh ranked by the WBO in the 135 pounds division.

The coestelar bout present former WBA supermiddleweight champion Manny Siaca (23-7, 20 KOs) in his first defense of the WBA Fedecaribe middleweight title facing George Rivera (13-6, 4 KOs). Siaca won this title when beat Jhon Berrio in a frist round KO last October 7. The bout Siaca-Rivera is for 10 rounds.

The undercard present in six round fights Anthony Sánchez (4-1, 3 KOs) against John Figueroa (7-10-3, 3 KOs) in the junior welters, and in the superflyweights David Quijano (13-2-1 y nueve nocauts) versus a foe to be announced. In four round bouts, Kenneth Díaz (3-0, 3 KOs) versus Kievy Arce (4-8-1, 2 KOs) in the junior welter division; Jonel Nieves (1-0, 1 KO) versus Armando Adorno (0-2) in the bantamweights; Janiel Rivera (2-0-2) against Benjamín Cardoza (0-1) in the junior flyweights, and debutant Pablo de Jesús will face Arnaldo Declet (0-1) in the junior middleweights.

Tickets availables at Ticketcenter, or 1 (787) 792-5000. Prices are $15 and $40.

Article posted on 03.11.2011

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