Alfredo Angulo the latest to join trainer Virgil Hunter
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 3, 2012) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse Boxing
Alfredo Angulo
Apparently, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo wants to learn how to duck.

The 30-year-old slugger (20-2, 17 KOs ) appeared at a press conference in LA Tuesday to announce his new partnership with reigning Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter. Angulo hasn’t laced up the gloves since being stopped by James Kirkland last year. However, there’s a little more to the story then just the Kirkland fight.

After the bout, Angulo turned himself into the immigration detention center in El Centro , California . His work visa had expired a few months before. His thinking was the issue would be resolved quickly. Angulo was anxious to get back to training and avenge the Kirkland defeat. Instead, he would spent the next seven months languishing behind bars. Questions still linger as to why Angulo spent so many months at the detention center. Did they forget about him?

The detention center released Angulo on August 14, 2012. The bomber needed a new trainer. He had previously worked with Hall of Famer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain. Going with Hunter is a stroke of genius. The molder of undisputed super middleweight champion Andre Ward - Hunter should be able to teach Angulo about the finer points of defending himself.  

Angulo joins Karim Mayfield, Michael Dallas, Brandon Gonzales, Fernando Guerrero, and Stan Martyniouk.  All have improved under the guidance of Hunter. It was also announced last week that Amir Khan will be working with Hunter.

On November 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angles, Angulo will face Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KOs ) in a scheduled 12-round eliminator. Angulo is excited to be back.

“It’s very exciting to have my comeback fight in my second home of Los Angeles ,” said Angulo. “I have been working really hard to give the fans a good show like they are used to because I am here thanks to their support. ‘El Perro’ is back!”

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