On June 8th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, contrasting fighting styles will collide as Junior Middleweight contenders Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara will square off. This is a huge bout for both, as a solid performance should cast the winner of this bout into the conversation for major fights in the near future, and the loser into a serious downward drift.
Erislandy Lara, (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) a quick, counterpunching boxer, and former Cuban amateur standout with over 300 amateur fights to his credit. Alfredo Angulo (22-2-0, 18 KO’s) is a come-forward puncher who has fight altering power. Truth be told, the prowess of both fighters is tough to get a handle on right now, based upon their performances in recent fights.
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Lara is coming off a technical draw with Vanes Martirosyan, after an accidental head butt caused a cut to Martirosyan, with the fight going to the judges’ scorecards in the 9th round. Lara started slow in the f...