clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

HBO in talks for Angulo-Cintron, Berto's next fight

Gary_20shaw_alfredo_20perro_20angulo_medium Rick Reeno of reports that HBO is in talks to stage a fight between junior middleweight prospect/contender Alfredo Angulo and former welterweight titlist Kermit Cintron.

Angulo (15-0, 12 KO) has fought his last three fights on HBO, running over Richar Gutierrez, Andrey Tsurkan and Cosme Rivera. He was meant to step up in competition against Ricardo Mayorga in February, but that fell apart. Cintron (30-2-1, 27 KO) was gifted a draw decision against Sergio Martinez on that February card in his first bout at 154 pounds.

If it can get done, the fight will take place on the undercard of Andre Berto's May 30 welterweight title defense. Dan Rafael reported a few days ago that Lou DiBella was attempting to match Berto with 140-pound titlist Juan Urango, but Reeno says there just might not be enough money for that to happen. HBO, as reported by Reeno and Rafael, would prefer Berto face ex-welterweight champ Zab Judah. Berto-Judah is definitely a more "name" fight than Berto-Urango, and both sound interesting to me. DiBella seems to have wanted a "softer" touch for Berto after he had a tough fight with Luis Collazo in January, but that does not fit the HBO agenda anymore.

All the fights are pretty attractive, though I think Angulo demolishes Cintron. Angulo is essentially a Margarito clone in style, though Kermit does have the lightning to at least test his chin. I get the feeling Angulo's chin is a-ok, and that Cintron would get broken down in the middle rounds. I'd favor Berto in either of his potential fights unless Judah could come up with something big. Urango would be too slow, I believe.


Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook