By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Super welterweight fan favorite Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (21-2, 18 KOs) looks ready to continue his comeback as he worked out Tuesday at the Ponce de Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, California. The Mexican brawler will take on countryman Jorge Silva (18-2-2, 15 KOs) this Saturday in a scheduled ten rounder at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina live on Showtime Championship Boxing.
This will be Angulo’s second fight with trainer Virgil Hunter, who was the 2011 Trainer of the Year. Last month was the duo’s first fight together as Angulo took less than one minute to dispose of his opponent Raul Cazares at the Staples Center. “I feel good and ready to fight again you can expect a great fight.” Angulo told Fightnews.com. “I am always ready to fight as long as I am active in the gym. After the last fight we went back to the gym and continued to work. On Saturday when I step into the ring that work Virgil Hill and I have done will be evident.”
Hunter stated “Angulo is a man that knows what he wants and what to do. He exemplifies with his actions and I believe we can go as far as we can. He has got tremendous power he can strike in a lethal manner. He has sparred with Khan, Fernando Guerrero, Demetrius Andrade, he has been getting high end work with kids who box and not slug to pick up on whatever styles.”
Also working out Tuesday Angulo’s opponent Jorge Silva. “I am motivated more than anything what can I say. I will win because of the hard work I have put in the gym,” Silva told Fightnews.com. “I have a good style. If I have to box I will, but if I have to brawl then I will. Expect a good fight from the Panther Silva. I will come to fight.”
Fightnews,com also spoke with 2008 U.S Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (25-0, 25 KOs), who will see action against the undefeated Kelvin Price (13-0, 6KOs).
“Saturday’s opportunity is big,” said Wilder, “preparation is great. I have been going three-and-a-half months in different camps with Audley Harrison and the Klitschkos. It has been great sparring guys 6’6 and taller because now I am fighting a guy that is 6’7….expect the best from Deontay Wilder. 25-0, 25 knockouts going for 26-0, 26 knockouts baby!”
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