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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.
“I don’t think it will go more than five rounds, and I will walk out of the ring undefeated once again.
“You saw my last fight, it ended in the first round. My style is attack, attack, attack. So you can expect that tomorrow night.
“I have been training with (former world champion) Roman Karmazin, so I am ready for this fight.
“I feel good about my conditioning. Training has been going great and I am at the top of my game.
“I have power in both my right and left hand. I can take care of him with body shots or blows to the head. We’ll see how it goes in there, but I will be aggressive.
“I want to thank Showtime for this opportunity to fight in the main event. In the future, I want to fight on Showtime Championship Boxing. That is my goal right now, 100 percent.”
“I’m not at all worried about Angulo’s undefeated record. That isn’t something that I even think about. I am just focused on getting in their and coming out with a win.
“My training has been great. This is the best shape I’ve been in my whole career.
“We’re both hard hitters, so you never know how long it will go.
“I’m going to be boxing him from the outset, I will definitely be aggressive.
“I feel good right now, I am ready to go.”
MICKEY BEY, JR.
“My training has been going great for this fight. I am ready for anyone that comes to fight me.
“I’m not anxious for a KO, but it will definitely be a devastating win either way, KO or victory. I will win easily, that is for sure.
“My little brother beat him in his last fight, but I look for my opponent to be better than he was that day. I am expecting the best out of him, so I will definitely be my best.
“I have not been affected by the numerous changes in opponents. I just train hard and make sure that I am ready for anyone that steps in the ring. This new opponent will not change how I perform.”