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Alfredo Angulo


Nickname – Perro
Height – 5-10
Weight – 154 (junior middleweight)
Date of Birth – August 11, 1982
Place of Birth – Mexicali, Mexico
Hometown – Coachella, California
Pro Record – 22-5-0 (18 KO’s)

 
When the bell rings, it isn’t time for Alfredo Angulo to dance – it’s time to fight.  It’s a matter of pride for the 30-year-old, and a trait which earned the 2004 Mexican Olympian the nickname of “Perro”, which translated by his Olympic teammate Abner Mares means, “dog, as he is always looking for a fight.”
 
Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Angulo came late to the sweet science as he spent much of his youth playing baseball.  But at the age of 17, Angulo, one of six sons raised by Alfredo Angulo and Rebeca Lopez, found his way to the boxing gym.
 
Angulo was a quick study in the gym and soon started piling up the victories in the amateur ranks, winning dual meets against the United States and El Salvador, as well as a championship in the Mexican Olympic Festival in 2002, while competing in the 2000 and 2001 Junior Olympics.  Not bad for a fighter with only three years experience.
 
But Angulo had loftier goals, and his determination in the gym continued to pay off as he set his sights on the 2004 Athens Games.  And while he continued to have success at 152 pounds, after earning a Bronze medal in the 2003 Pan Am games, Angulo decided that he would be much stronger at a higher weight class, and he moved up the 165 pound division for his Olympic run.
 
It was a wise decision and Angulo easily earned a spot on the Mexican Olympic team.  And while he fell short against Ireland’s Andy Lee, he fought in the only way he knew how – coming forward. 
 
Luckily for him, that type of aggressive style and never say die attitude makes world champions in the professional ranks, and that was Angulo’s next quest, one that began on January 6, 2005 with a four round decision win over Tomas Padron.
 
There wouldn’t be many distance fights for Angulo in the future though, as his devastating punching power and relentless pressure saw him break the likes of Ricardo Cortes, Richard Gutierrez, Andrey Tsurkan and Cosme Rivera before he had even reached his 16th pro fight.
 
In that 16th fight, Angulo would lose for the first time when he was outpointed by former world champion Kermit Cintron on May 30, 2009. Undeterred by the defeat, Angulo came back with a vengeance, stopping Gabriel Rosado in two rounds less than three months later, and on November 7, 2009, Angulo won the interim WBO junior middleweight title with a punishing third round knockout of previously unbeaten Harry Joe Yorgey.
 
In 2010, Angulo continued to show his world-class talent with knockouts of Joel Julio and Joachim Alcine, but a year long layoff kept him out of action until a 2011 return saw him take out Joe Gomez in 84 seconds and then engage in a Fight of the Year candidate with fellow knockout artist James Kirkland.
 
And though he lost the Kirkland bout via sixth round stoppage, Angulo lost no stature in the defeat, and he proved it on his November 10, 2012 bout with Raul Casarez. He knocked him out in the first round. He delivered just what boxing fans had been waiting to see, “El Perro” tearing into another opponent.
 
On December 15, 2012, “El Perro” came out victorious against Tijuana native Jorge “Pantera” Silva in a ten-round bout at Los Angeles Sports Arena.
 
On June 8, he’ll be back in the ring and eager to take on all comers, the 30-year-old knockout artist will face his toughest puzzle to date in Cuba's dynamic Erislandy Lara