Former contenders Chris Arreola and Alfredo Angulo will be part of the Premier Boxing Champions card on June 6 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, an event headlined by Robert Guerrero's return against Aron Martinez in the main event. The show will air on NBC.
Arreola (36-4, 31 KO) was last in action on March 13, when he beat club fighter Curtis Harper in an outrageous brawl on Spike from Ontario, California. The 34-year-old heavyweight was pretty notably out of shape, weighing in at 262¼ pounds for the bout, the second-highest of his career. Frequent activity has been key to keeping Arreola in shape and focused in the recent past, but that ship may have sailed. At this point, it's probably wise to just accept and enjoy Arreola for what he is, a highly entertaining heavyweight brawler.
Angulo (22-5, 18 KO) looked absolutely awful in two fights last year, stopped in 10 by Canelo Alvarez in March, and then dominated by James de la Rosa over 10 rounds in September. The 32-year-old junior middleweight/middleweight just had the look of a fighter whose style had caught up to him, not to mention the seven months he spent in a California immigration detention center, which put his career on hold for a year between November 2011 and November 2012. Angulo has never really looked the same since then, as that was preceded by an awful beating at the hands of James Kirkland, where Angulo took a lot more punishment than was really necessary. Even in his last win, which came in December 2012 against Jorge Silva, he didn't exactly look like himself.
Both Arreola and Angulo will have opponents announced soon. The televised co-feature will be a featherweight bout between Jesus Cuellar and Vic Darchinyan.