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“Don’t look towards the past because you can’t change ,” with that message the up and coming prospect Jorge “Pantera” Silva asked former world champion Alfredo “Perro” Angulo and his trainer Virgil Hunter to stop alluding that he took banned substances prior to their December 15, 2012, brawl held in Los Angeles, California. The rumors have bothered the Tijuana fighter so that he has come out publicly to ask Angulo to concentrate on his next fight set for this Saturday, June 8th, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, against Cuban Erislandy Lara for the interim WBA super welterweight title.
“I think he should stop his crying and concentrate on his career just like I have done with mine… if it hurt him so much that I exposed him, here I am for whenever he wants to do it again,” Silva stated.
He mentioned that he is willing to face him again but if the second time happens, it will be under different circumstances since he would expect more than a week of warning and without having to drop nearly twenty pounds like he did the first time.
“I wasn’t in shape but even then, the ‘puppy’ couldn’t hurt me,” he responded when he was told the comments Angulo made recently in an interview regarding their fight.
This is not the first time Angulo or his trainer Virgil Hunter have declared to the media regarding their suspicions, something that bothers Silva. Fed up with their accusations, Silva stated that if the rematch happens, which he doubts, he would be willing to undergo any banned substances testing needed.
Silva is scheduled to return to the ring later this month on June 15 in Tabasco, Mexico, against TBA for the NABF welterweight title.
With a record of twenty wins, sixteen of these by knockout, against three defeats and two draws, Silva continues his training in Tijuana, Mexico, under the supervision of his trainer and former two-time super flyweight champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales.