|Alfredo Angulo vs Kermit Cintron Boxing Prediction
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (May 30, 2009) Photo © German Villasenor
The sportsbooks for the much anticipated war between Alfredo Angulo vs. Kermit Cintron have the Mexican Angulo enlisted as a moderate 3-1 betting favorite in the 12-round undercard for Berto vs Urango. The Puerto Rican Cintron, 30-2-1, 27 KO’s, is a former welterweight title holder that will be stepping up to the 154 Lb. division to meet the young Don King controlled matador Angulo, 15-0, 12 KO’s. This has “fight of the year” written all over it with both of these guys owning explosive firepower along with some leaky defense. Angulo has been touted as the next Margarito, whom he spars with frequently. Cintron was once thought as a future star until Margarito made him burst into tears. Can Cintron get some payback against the less seasoned prospect Angulo? Vegas Sharps boxing betting experts give you the inside dope below as to who will win this match-up with a free fight pick. The odds for the Alfredo Angulo vs. Kermit Cintron give Angulo a 78% chance of winning.
Kermit Cintron is an athletically gifted fighter with strong right-hand power, excellent eye-hand coordination and long arms. Boxing however is much about the psyche and Cintron does not appear to have the goods upstairs in the confidence department. Alfredo Angulo is a teak tough, bull-strong Mexican that throws heavy non-stop punches until his opponent is quivering on the mat. Alfredo throws accurate gunshots to both the head and body that wear opponents down both physically and mentally. Cintron will be the smaller man coming up 7 pounds from his natural weight and the effect of Angulo’s body shots could be magnified even more. Both of these fighters have mediocre defense but Angulo appears to have the better set of whiskers. Another reason Angulo is the more “reliable” bet is because of his amateur pedigree. Angulo was a Mexican amateur star on an international level while Cintron had around 20 fights. Emmanuel Steward, Cintron’s former trainers doesn’t just let good fighters go like he did with Cintron and must have seen the writing on the wall. Cintron was a big puncher that got a lot of hype but in his fights against B-level or better competition he has just scraped by. Angulo is a young killer on his way up and Cintron is a hype job on his way down. The OVER\UNDER for the fight is at 8.5 rounds with the UNDER at -200.
From: California via Mexico
Style: Pressure Fighter\Puncher
Best Punch: Left Hook
From: Pennsylvania via Puerto Rico
Best Punch: Right Cross.
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