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.