"I advised him to take it. If he had, he would have had been one of the only guys to fight on HBO three times in a year, and he would have made a lot of money. Now, they are basically saying to him, ‘OK, see you next year,’ and they’ll find someone else to take the fight, probably for less." --Manager Mike Criscio on Alfredo Angulo recently turning down a $750,000 payday for an HBO fight. Kevin Iole has a big piece over at Yahoo! Sports well worth the read about boxing's current financial landscape.
"He doesn't feel like he's part of this promotion. HBO promised that Angulo would be a very important part of this promotion, and he's not and and he knows it. ... Even the posters have Angulo's name very small. Angulo doesn't feel important in this whole thing, so he said to me 'why should I go to the press conference?' They don't need me.'" --Promoter Gary Shaw, whose fighter Alfredo Angulo skipped a press for Saturday's fight against Joel Julio (BoxingScene.com) (Photo via NorthJersey.com)
Alfredo Angulo, Harry Joe Yorgey, Chad Dawson and Glen Johnson at their final press conference in Hartford, Connecticut. Read their final quotes here.