Rugged Mexican brawler Alfredo Angulo is known for delivering action, while June 8 opponent Erislandy Lara quite frankly is not. In a clash of styles on June 8, part of Showtime's Maidana-Lopez undercard, Angulo says he'll deliver his usual good fight to the fans:
"I don't like to give predictions about any fights. But the one thing that I always know is that the fans are going to get a great show. The fans are going to get to see some great fighting that night."
Angulo (22-2, 18 KO) labored a bit against Jorge Silva in December, the last time Angulo fought, but Silva's a tough fighter who took some big blows and gave some back, too, and Angulo still probably hadn't totally shaken off the rust from a long absence that wasn't just him sitting on the sidelines, but included a lengthy stay at an ICE detention center in California.
The 30-year-old Angulo is limited, and everyone knows that. It's not hard to imagine Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO) showing up and boxing his ears off, cruising to a decision win where Angulo just can't get out of the starting blocks. But the Cuban is inconsistent, too; though he looked terrific against Paul Williams in a robbery loss in 2011, he hasn't been nearly as impressive against other "quality opponents," Carlos Molina and Vanes Martirosyan, a pair of draws.
Who do you like in this one, and do you think Angulo can force the entertainment and make fans happy?