Alfredo 'Perro' Angulo - Boxing Bio
By Media report on Doghouse Boxing (Jan 27, 2009) Photo © German Villasenor, DHB  
Age: 26 (8-11-82)
Residence: Coachella, California
Birthplace: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Record: 14-0, 11 KOs
Height: 5’ 10”
Reach: 69”
Manager: Mike Criscio
Trainer: Clemente Medina

ALFREDO “Perro” (Dog) ANGULO (14-0, 11 KOs)
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1 contender at 154 pounds/Latino champion
World Boxing Organization (WBO) No. 1 contender at 154 lbs/WBO Inter-Continental champion
World Boxing Association (WBA) No. 6 contender at 154 pounds
International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 7 contender at 154 pounds
2004 Olympic representative for Mexico at 165 pounds

At the age of 26, Alfredo Angulo is a four-year pro who is a stablemate of International Boxing Federation (IBF)/International Boxing Organization (IBO) Light Heavyweight Champion Chad Dawson. The undefeated prospect at 154 pounds is a former amateur star and 2004 Olympic representative for Mexico.

Angulo faces his toughest opponent when he takes on two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga February 7, 2009 on HBO. Mayorga, a power-punching machine boasts victories over world champions Vernon Forrest (2), Andrew Lewis, and Fernando Vargas.

Angulo has won his last 10 bouts by knockout. His last three opponents – Ricardo Cortes, Richard Gutierrez and Andrey Tsurkan -- had a combined record of 72-5-1 and a 92% winning percentage when he fought…and knocked them out. Despite each test being more difficult than the last, Angulo has passed each one with flying colors.

On Nov. 30, 2007, Angulo scored a first-round TKO over Archak Ter Meliksetian. Ter Meliksetian was two inches taller than Cortes, but was a natural 154-pounder.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on, “The ShoBox co-feature was another wickedly exciting fight for as long as it lasted, which was all of 79 seconds. Angulo and Ter Meliksetian charged at each other from the opening bell and swung away, both doing damage. Ter Meliksetian rocked Angulo early, but he survived and dropped Ter Meliksetian twice. Ter Meliksetian was in bad shape after the second knockdown and referee Lou Moret called it off.

“ exciting, has great power in his right hand and scored his second quick knockout ion a row on ShoBox. He has some flaws -- he could keep his hands up more -- but watching him develop is going to be a lot of fun.”

In his last bout on Sept. 7, 2007, Angulo stepped up his class of opposition and scored a second-round knockout over Emmanuel Gonzalez in Santa Ynez, Calif.

During his preparation for the fight, Angulo stepped into the ring against some illustrious fighters.

“I sparred against Jesus Soto-Karass, Antonio Margarito, Roy Jones Jr., and Fernando Vargas,” Angulo said’s Graham Houston reported after the bout that Angulo “looks like a fighter with world championship potential.”

Currently residing in Coachella, Calif., Angulo trains at the Maywood Boxing Club and has worked with trainer, Clemente Medina, since he turned pro.

“I have been training at Maywood but I’ve been going over to the Mora gym whenever there’s sparring over there,” Angulo explained. Right now, I have been going to the Wild Card Gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Roman Karmazin and some other fighters.”

The undefeated fighter describes his style as very aggressive.

“I can knock an opponent out quickly or box,” Angulo said.

Angulo said he is pleased with his promoter, Gary Shaw, and manager, Mike Criscio.

“They are moving me very well,” Angulo said. “I have been fighting a lot.”

Angulo said he received his nickname, “Perro,” when he was on the Olympic team because of the way he fights.

Fight by Fight – 2008 - in his last fight on 10-04-08 in Temecula, Calif., Angulo methodically broke down top-10 contender Andrey Tsurkan (26-3 going in), leading on scores of 90-81 on all three judges’ cards before referee Tony Krebs stopped the fight at 2:27 of the 10th round for a TKO victory

On 5-17-2008 in Primm, Nev., Angulo stopped Top-10 contender Ricahard Gutierrez (24-1 going in) with a fifth round TKO.

On 2-22-08 in Hinckley, Minn., Angulo, in what was his toughest test to date, knocked out Ricardo Cortes (22-1-1 going in) at 2:58 of the first round, ending his four-year, 12-bout winning streak.

2007 – - on 11-30-07 in Santa Ynez, Calif., Angulo TKO’d Archak Ter Meliksetian (16-5 going in). After Ter Meliksetian rocked Angulo with several right hands early in the first round, Angulo stunned his opponent with a left hook. Angulo then scored two knockdowns with right hands and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:19.

“I came out with my strategy to work calmly,” Angulo said. “I knew it was going to be a difficult fight. Ter Meliksetian surprised me because I thought he was going to box more. I was able to land a right cross for the first knockdown, and then I landed another to end the fight.

“I am simply a fighter who works hard in the gym. I am never in an easy fight and Ter Meliksetian was no different. People wondered why I would take a fight against a dangerous fighter. I only hope that this performance shows that I could step up in the level of competition.”

On 9-7-07 in Santa Ynez, Calif., Angulo TKO’d previously undefeated prospect Emmanuel Gonzalez (9-0 going in). In his “ShoBox” debut, Angulo defeated Gonzalez for the second time (and first as a pro) by stopping the Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, resident in less than five minutes.

Midway through the second round, Angulo floored his counterpart with a right hand to the jaw. Moments later, Angulo landed a punishing combination that sent Gonzalez to the canvas for the second time. Referee David Mendoza decided he had seen enough and stopped the bout at 1:56 of the second.

“This fight was actually longer than our first meeting in the amateurs because that was a first-round stoppage,” Angulo said.

On 8-4-07 in Hidalgo, Texas, Angulo TKO’d Taronze Washington. The fight was on the undercard of the Israel Vazquez-Rafael Marquez rematch. Angulo scored one knockdown in the first round and another in the third with left hooks to the body. Washington did not continue after the round.

On 6-1-07 in Santa Ynez, Calif., Angulo KO’d Israel Garcia. Angulo rocked Garcia several times, and the fight was stopped at 2:23 of the fourth round.

On 4-7-07 in Springfield, Mo., Angulo knocked out Lance Moody. The fight was on the undercard of the Joshua Clottey-Diego Corrales main event. Angulo knocked Moody down in the first round, and was counted out at 1:06.

2006 – On 9-1-06 in Mexicali, Mexico, Angulo knocked out Raymundo Valenzuela at 2:21 of the second round.

On 7-14-06 in Mexicali, Angulo TKO’d Javier Arce (making his pro debut) in the first round.

On 3-3-06 in Maywood, Calif., Angulo recorded a four-round decision over Manuel Mada.

2005 - On 8-25-05 in Irvine, Calif., Angulo recorded a six-round split decision (59-55, 59-56 and 56-58) over Danny Jevic. The bout headlined at the Marriott and drew a capacity crowd of 1,410.

On 5-5-05 in Tucson, Ariz., Angulo TKO’d Jonathan Taylor (6-1 going in) at 2:09 of the third round.

Angulo made his pro debut at age 22 on 1-6-05 in Tucson, and earned a four-round majority decision (40-36, 39-37 and 38 apiece) over Tomas Padron. Angulo was cut over his right eye in the opening round, but fought through it to gain the victory.

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Born in Mexicali, Baja, California. Angulo has three sisters and two brothers.

Angulo started boxing when he was 17 years old after he watched the second Oscar De La Hoya- Julio Cesar Chavez fight. During his amateur career, Angulo compiled an 80-15 record and won the Mexican national title four consecutive years from 2000-04.

Angulo, who is a full-time boxer, lives with his girlfriend and their two-year-old daughter in Coachella.

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece, 165 pounds: I his first fight on 8-24-04, Angulo lost a 38-23 decision to Andy Lee of Ireland.

2004 Olympic Americas Qualifier, Tijuana, Mexico, 165 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: In the quarter-finals on 3-16-04, Angulo stopped Kirt Sinnette of Trinidad in the third round In the semi-finals on 3-18-04, Angulo recorded a 27-23 decision over Jean Pascal of Canada. In the finals on 3-20-04, Angulo dropped a 37-18 decision to Andre Dirrell of the United States.

2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 152 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: In the quarter-finals on 8-10-03, Angulo won an 11-10 decision over Omar Coffi of Venezuela. In the semi-finals on 8-12-0, Angulo lost on a corner retirement in the fourth round against Juan McPherson of the U.S.

2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, San Salvador, E l Salvador, 156 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: In the quarter-finals, Angulo stopped Hector Arreola in the second round. In the semi-finals, Angulo lost a 14-7 decision to Juan Ubaldo of the Dominican Republic.

STRENGTHS: Has an aggressive style, good skills and movement...Has good punching power...Tough and durable...Had a strong amateur background.

WEAKNESSES: Still developing and gaining experience against more experienced opponents.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Four years, one month...14 fights...47 total rounds
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – zero...Eight rounds – zero...Six rounds – one (1-0)...Four rounds – three (3-0).

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