Peter Quillin was slated to face Caleb Truax in a rematch on Aug. 31’s FOX card, but with Truax out due to a torn Achilles, former middleweight title Quillin will now return on Sept. 21, facing badly faded Alfredo Angulo in an FS1 main event.
The 36-year-old Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KO) has barely been in the sport for the past four years, following a stunning TKO-1 loss to Daniel Jacobs in Dec. 2015. He didn’t fight again until Sept. 2017, when he returned as a super middleweight with a win over veteran club fighter Dashon Johnson, then was out another 11 months before beating J’Leon Love in Aug. 2018.
This past April in Minneapolis, Quillin and Truax met on Truax’s turf, but the fight ended in a no-contest in the second round when Truax was cut badly on a headbutt. The two scheduled a rematch, but with that off, Quillin is at least looking to stay active and get in there again as soon as possible.
So in steps Angulo (25-7, 21 KO), a 37-year-old natural junior middleweight now basically playing out the string at 168. Once upon a time, Angulo was a reliable action fighter, gutsty and triple tough, someone you’d tune in to see despite his limitations. But the only thing he does reliably now when matched against credible foes is take punishment. Even in his prime, he was slow of hand and lead-footed, and it’s been at least seven years, arguably nine, since he’s had a win anyone honest would consider notable.
That said, Angulo can be counted on to show up and give an honest effort, and the overall card, set for Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, Calif., is filling up pretty nicely.
- Former super middleweight titleholder Jose Uzcategui (28-3, 23 KO) will probably face Denis Douglin (22-6, 14 KO) on the card. Uzcategui hasn’t fought since his January loss to Caleb Plant. Douglin is a former prospect who never quite panned out, but he’s won two straight and gave Anthony Dirrell some problems in a fight that ended via technical decision in Nov. 2017, which Dirrell won. Uzcategui recently held a title, but he’s not some ultra-skilled guy, either — this could be more competitive than some expect, if it happens.
- 22-year-old lightweight prospect Chris Colbert (12-0, 4 KO) will face Miguel Beltran Jr (33-7, 22 KO). The 30-year-old Beltran has been up and down for years now, while Colbert is a charismatic young fighter out of Brooklyn whose career is gaining a bit of momentum this year. Not the biggest puncher, but he has skills and a personality.
- Terrell Williams (18-0, 13 KO) will face Thomas Dulorme (24-3-1, 16 KO) in a 10-round welterweight bout. Dulorme is a known quantity, while Williams is unbeaten but 35 years old and probably best-known for his 2015 fight with Prichard Colon, who went into a coma after, which has been largely blamed on repeated rabbit punches from Williams, after which he didn’t fight again for two years. But he’s coming off of an April win over Justin DeLoach, and Dulorme would be a solid victory for him, too, if he can make it happen.
- Jesus Ramos (10-0, 9 KO) will face Rickey Edwards (12-3, 3 KO). Junior welterweight prospect Ramos is just 18, and PBC obviously liked him enough when they took a look at him in June on the Charlo-Cota show to bring him back for a bit tougher test. The 29-year-old Edwards has lost three of four, but he showed in his last fight on May 17 against Mykquan Williams that he can be pesky and tricky, and that could be a problem for a very young opponent who has had it very easy so far. Edwards knows his way around the ring.
- Jeison Rosario (19-1-1, 13 KO) will take on Bakhram Murtazaliev (16-0, 13 KO) in a fight slated for the prelims but arguably the best on the card. Rosario, 24, has won five straight, while the 26-year-old Murtazaliev has pretty much dominated so far in his pro career. The fight is an IBF eliminator at 154.