After a thirteen month layoff, Alfredo "Perro" Angulo, 20-1, 17 KOs got a mere 1:24 of work in his return Saturday night at the Nidi Sports Center in Mexicali, Mexico. In the opposing corner, Joseph Gomez, 17-6-1, 8 KOs of Bloomfield, NM moved early on, dictating the geography, or attempting to while Angulo took his time and cut the ring off.
Gomez seemed soft around the middle and if I could see it do could Angulo. With barely a minute gone, Perro unleashed a right and left to the body followed by a right hand around the back of Gomez’ head. Gomez fell to his knees. The ref began to count, checked in with Gomez and waved the fight at 1:24 of round one.
When we were warming up in the back, [Angulo] hit me in the stomach and I knew he was strong. It hurt a lot," laughed Angulo’s strength and conditioning coach Darryl Hudson who prepped Angulo for nearly two months leading into the bout.
Afterwards, Angulo, who has been ordered by the WBC to face junior middleweight contender Vanes Maritrosyan to determine the mandatory challenger to titleholder Saul Alvarez. Despite the time away, Angulo expressed his desire and readiness to face him.