Alfredo Angulo will squeeze in his second fight of 2012, and also his second in about a month's time, when he returns to the ring on December 15 as part of the Amir Khan vs Carlos Molina bill on Showtime, live from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Ryan Maquinana reports that Angulo will face 20-year-old welterweight Jorge Silva. You may recall Silva from a very entertaining draw on October 6 against Yoshihiro Kamegai.
To be frank, as much as it's nice to get Angulo (21-2, 18 KO) back in the ring so quickly, it's really a rotten matchup. Silva (19-2-2, 15 KO) deserved another TV spot after the Kamegai fight, but this is a sacrificial lamb position. At a listed 5'7", he's not a big welterweight, and he's being served up to one of the most rugged, physically strong junior middleweights in the game today.
Silva, who has been stopped in both of his losses, has never weighed in over 148 pounds for any fight.
Angulo returned to the ring on November 10, wiping out Raul Casarez in just 56 seconds on the Mares-Moreno undercard. Working with new trainer Virgil Hunter -- who also has taken on Khan recently -- Angulo is working out the kinks and getting his career sorted following a hellish ordeal that saw him locked away in an ICE detention center in California for months.
The December 15 event is an ambitious project, as Golden Boy will technically be airing three shows from the building, leading off with Leo Santa Cruz and 2012 Olympians on CBS, followed by a Showtime Extreme card, and then the Showtime fights.