Saturday, February 02, 2008
Angulo knocked out Cortes at 1:59 of the first round. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
HINCKLEY, Minn. – It was a cold night in Minnesota, but there were two action packed, sizzling fights on Friday night’s ShoBox: The New Generation.
Alfredo Angulo stormed into the ring against Ricardo Cortes an undefeated prospect fresh off an impressive first round TKO with another tough challenge in front of him. He walked out victoriously once again, his unblemished record intact, with another knockout in the first stanza and world title hopes in his near future.
In the co-feature from the sold out Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn., undefeated prospect and 2004 United States Olympian Mickey Bey, Jr. remained unbeaten by defeating late replacement Roberto Acevedo with an 8-round unanimous decision.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Alfredo Angulo weighed 152 pounds and Ricardo Cortes tipped the scales at 153 pounds during Thursday’s weigh-in. Mickey Bey., Jr. and Roberto Acevedo, who will be fighting in the co-feature Friday night, will weigh-in tomorrow morning. The Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Indians Department of Athletic Regulations will let the two boxers weigh-in tomorrow because Acevedo was a late replacement and had last minute travel arrangements.
Angulo (11-0, eight KOs), a hard-hitting, undefeated prospect, looks to continue making a name for himself in the junior middleweight division when he battles the dangerous Cortes (22-1, 150 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight battle Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, on ShoBox: The New Generation (live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast).
In the co-feature, former amateur champion and 2004 United States Olympian Mickey Bey, Jr. (9-0, six KOs) will face Roberto Acevedo (5-3-3, one KO) who was a late replacement for the eight-round super featherweight special attraction. Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, will present the doubleheader from Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
James Kirkland (right) looks on after knocking Allen Conyers (left) through the ropes. Photo: Dwight McCann
SANTA YNEZ, CA – Two fights. Five knockdowns. Four minutes and 15 seconds of heart-pounding action.
In arguably the most thrilling telecast in the six-year history of “ShoBox,” James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo each scored first-round TKOs in separate bouts Friday on Showtime.
Kirkland (21-0, 18 KOs), of Austin, Texas, took another step toward a world title opportunity by overcoming an early knockdown to drop Allen Conyers twice and stop him at 2:56 of the opening round.
In the co-feature from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (11-0, eight KOs), kept his perfect record in tact by scoring two knockdowns en route to a first-round TKO over Archak Ter Meliksetian in the first round.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
NEW YORK – Hard-hitting World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 11 154-pound contender James Kirkland (20-0, 17 KOs) hopes to continue his ascension to the top of the junior middleweight division when he takes on the dangerous Allen Conyers (11-2, nine KOs) Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, on ShoBox: The New Generation (live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast).
In the co-feature, undefeated prospect Alfredo Angulo (10-0, seven KOs) will battle Archak Ter Meliksetian (16-5, 13 KOs). Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, will present the doubleheader from Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.
Kirkland, of Austin, Texas, has knocked out 17 of his 20 opponents and is a legitimate contender at 154 pounds. Another convincing win could put him in consideration for a world title shot.
“This is another huge opportunity for me and a tough fight,” said Kirkland, who will make his fourth consecutive ShoBox appearance in 2007. “Conyers is a really dangerous opponent, so it should be an entertaining fight. I am ready to show the country that I am the real deal.”