For a young boxer with only 15 fights and a total of just 52 rounds of experience, Alfredo Angulo (15-0, 12 KOs) has been matched very tough in his recent bouts. Many promoters and boxers will not take that type of risk when just starting off. Undoubtedly that mindset comes from years of sparring with Antonio Margarito. Angulo was the main sparring partner for the Tijuana Tornado and their sessions have been proverbial gym wars. A rising star with a crowd-pleasing style, Angulo is intense and aggressive and perhaps even a little more of a complete fighter, having been an Olympian for his native Mexico. Angulo has certainly looked like a contender close to a championship fight in his last two bouts and now the undefeated junior middleweight will face former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron on May 30th. FightNews had the pleasure of speaking exclusively to the young star.
First of all thank you for taking the time to talk to us, can you tell me your thoughts about Kermit Cintron? We know Antonio Margarito is the only one who has beaten him.
“I know he’s a good fighter, like you said Margarito is the only one who beat him twice. His defiantly a challenge for me and I am ready for him.”
Do you think Cintron will be your most difficult opponent you have ever faced?
“I don’t wan to say that, I have fought some very though guys before, but I think this will definitely open more doors for me. Cintron is a well known boxer.”
Do you know where the fight will take place?
“I know it’s in Las Vegas and I am not sure of which casino.”
How’s your training going so far?
“I just started training about two weeks ago and I am so happy to be back in the gym, I took a break because of the cut I had over my eye.”
The fight with Cosme Rivera was some thing else, how many stitches?
“In Florida they tried to close the cut, but I had plastic surgery when I came to Los Angeles, the surgeon did a wonderful job.”
Angulo thank you so much for your time and good luck.
“Thank you Edgar is always a pleasure talking to you. Take care.”