Mexican hardman Alfredo Angulo has finally made the move up to 160lbs and says he will be a different animal at middleweight following a series of bad results at 154.
Angulo, 32, has suffered defeats to Erislandy Lara and Canelo Alvarez in his last two fights and knows he has to put on a show at the higher weight to be considered a real world title prospect again.
‘El Perro’ admits that although his knowledge of who operates in the division is limited, Angulo is confident he can make an impact and eventually become top dog in a weight-class brimming with big punchers.
“I’m happy fighting at 160 (middleweight). It’s a lot better than 154. I wasn’t having trouble making weight, I just feel better at 160. I’m ready to take over the division at 160,” said Angulo. “You’ll see (my power) on Sept. 13.
“I don’t even know who the fighters are at 160. Honestly, I don’t focus on the names. I don’t even know the names at 154. What is most important to me is the fans. Whoever they put in front of me is fine.”
His opponent will be Texan-Mexican James De La Rosa on the Mayweather v Maidana 2 undercard, a fighter who has never been stopped, but is known blow hot and cold. With De La Rosa in front of him, Angulo knows he cannot afford a third defeat on the spin and has put all his trust in trainer Virgil Hunter as he looks to get into the middleweight mix next month.
“I honestly don’t focus on my opponent. I focus on the work I have to do. Virgil grades them and tells me what I need to do,” he stated.
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