Angulo Returns from Boxing Hiatus with a Bang: Knocks out Opponent in Round One

Henry Martin@KFZ001Senior Analyst IAugust 21, 2011

Alfredo Angulo
Alfredo Angulo

After being absent from boxing for over a year, Alfredo Angulo (20-1 17KO) has returned to the sport.

Angulo's last fight was back in 2010 against Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO). It was for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light middleweight title and also an eliminator for the WBC light middleweight title.

The reason for Angulo's long hiatus from the sport was due to promotional issues, as well as his inability to fight in the United States due to immigration issues. Things started to fall apart with his promoter, Gary Shaw, when Shaw offered him a deal worth $750,000 to fight Sergio Martinez.

Angulo's relationship fell apart and he was then deported because it turns out that he had an expired Visa.

Things are starting to look better for Angulo's career as Golden Boy promotions picked him up and he is now poised to return to the top of the division.

Angulo was fed a quick tune-up last night in the form of Joseph Gomez (17-5-1 8KO) who had lost three of his last four. Angulo made quick work of him, knocking him out in less than a minute in the first round. You can view the fight here.

He came out to show that there was no rust after a year layoff and sent his opponent to the ground with a right hook behind the ear. Gomez was unable to get up prompting the ref to stop the fight.

Viewers have criticized Gomez for his performance in the fight and have perpetuated rumors that he is related to Likar Ramos (the man who many people think faked his KO against Marquez).

As soon as Angulo returned, undefeated light middleweight Vanes Martirosyan (30-0 19KO) was pretty much called out by Nacho Bernstein, Angulo's trainer. 

I don't know about you guys, but I'd be pretty excited to see a matchup between the two fighters. 

The fight between the two is now possible, as Top Rank and Golden Boy are both willing to make fights with each other. Also, if this fight were to ever happen, the winner of this fight would make an excellent future opponent for Canelo.

Lately, his choice of opponent hasn't been all too fabulous and a fight and victory over either Vanes or Angulo will surely silence many of his critics.