Angulo Upsets Quillin via Unanimous Decision
Despite being a 20-1 favorite going into the fight, Peter Quillin looked terrible over the course of what was ultimately a split, 94-96, 96-94, 97-93 loss to veteran fighter Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo. Angulo, as was to be expected, pressured Quillin throughout and landed body shots to slow “Kid Chocolate” down. The disappointment lay in how slow and limited Quillin’s movement was and how his own shots did so little to keep “El Perro” off him. While Quillin was 36 years old, I don’t think anyone expected him to appear so old and washed up just over 13 months since his win over J’Leon Love.
What’s next for Quillin? Hopefully retirement. While he caught a case of bad luck by having his fight with Caleb Truax declared a no-contest due to an accidental head butt, then lost his chance at the rematch when Truax injured his Achilles. Still, this was supposed to be an easy fight for him and the fact that he lost it speaks volumes. After the fight, Quillin said he and his team were going to sit down and figure out what’s next. But if you can’t beat Angulo, you have no shot at beating an elite fighter. He should retire.
But what about Angulo? While he won, the narrative that he’s a new man because he’s now training with Abel Sanchez is likely a mix of wishful thinking and marketing campaign. At 37 years old, he’s still only 2-2 in his last four fights. Give him a young up-and-comer or another faded name, but keep him far away from a title shot.
Colbert Flattens Beltran in One
Chris Colbert only had four knockouts in 12 fights, at the beginning of his career when most prospects pick up resume padding KO’s over lesser fighters. While he had been knocked out twice before, Miguel Beltran Jr. had gone the distance with guys like Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman Martinez. So, it was pretty shocking when Colbert put Beltran to sleep with one big right hand that had Colbert flat on his face and the referee not bothering to start a count.
CHRIS. COLBERT. OH MY GOODNESS. pic.twitter.com/l4NHq3UlX8— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) September 22, 2019
Afterward, Shakur Stevenson showed Colbert some love on Twitter. While previous comments about the Olympic committee knowing who they wanted to be on the team, which led to Colbert’s decision to not go to the trials, may have made it seem like there was animosity between the two (Stevenson represented Colbert’s weight class), apparently not. Stevenson tweeted “God damn B Hop slept dude” a reference to Colbert’s previous nickname of “Lil B-Hop” in honor of Bernard Hopkins.
This was a big win for Colbert. We’ll see if the undefeated Brooklynite takes a big step up in competition in his next fight.
Jojo Diaz Struggles on Facebook, But Likely Didn’t Hurt Chances at Farmer Fight
Jojo Diaz was supposed to travel to Mexico and show that he’s way too good to be fighting a guy like Jesus Cuadro on Facebook. Instead, Diaz nearly dropped the ball and lost any shot at a Tevin Farmer matchup. Luckily for him, Diaz was able to up his game enough to take a majority, 114-114, 115-113, 116-112 decision.
Whether it’s true or not, Diaz claims he hurt his hand in the first round and was intentionally not using it because he thinks he has a big fight all lined up. That fight is likely a bout with IBF 130-pound champion Farmer.
Did this fight in any way affect that fight? Apparently not. On Twitter, Farmer responded to Dan Rafael’s call for the fight by writing “let’s go in December.” Who knows if it will happen, but it seems everyone’s willing. But if it does, Diaz is going to have to be a lot better than he was on Saturday.
Cut Costs Dutchover First Career Loss in Hometown Bout
If you needed more proof that Tyson Fury got special treatment in terms of being allowed to continue fighting with a horrific cut, Friday’s ShoBox card gave it to you. Michael Dutchover, in his hometown of Midland, Texas, came out wearing a Cedric Benson jersey to represent the fallen NFL star and Midland high school football legend, and referenced the recent shooting in Midland and how his fight would help lift the city’s mood before the bout, was fighting well until what seemed like a minor cut above his eye stopped the bout. Because it was caused by a punch, Dutchover’s opponent, Thomas Mattice, won via eighth-round TKO.
Unhappy with the fight’s result, the Midland crowd began throwing drinks into the ring as Dutchover tried to get them to stop. Dutchover was ahead on two of three judges’ scorecards, so while Mattice was fighting well, this was a rough result for the hometown hero.
Thomas Dulorme Wins Decision over Terrel Williams
Thomas Dulorme had faced by far the better competition, and his experience showed over the second half of a ten round decision win over Terrel Williams. The fight was close for a while, until Dulorme took over, culminating in a 10th round knockdown via left hook for the 35-year-old from Puerto Rico. Ultimately, Dulorme won a unanimous 98-91, 98-91, 96-93 decision.
Dulorme wants Mikey Garcia next, but that’s highly unlikely. Manny Pacquiao has reportedly decided his next opponent is either going to be Danny Garcia or Mikey Garcia, so there’s very little chance Mikey is going to fight a little-known name like Dulorme when he might have a shot at Pacquiao money. This was a good win for Dulorme, but he needs to beat a bigger name if he’s in search of fights like that. As for Williams, he needs to go back to the drawing board if he plans to become famous for something other than landing a ton of rabbit punches in the fight that put Prichard Colon into a coma.
Brandun Lee Scores KO Win in First Real Test
Brandun Lee, a 20-year-old American of Korean descent is now 17-0 with 15 knockouts after he knocked out Milton Arauz in the second round of Friday’s Showtime card. The fight was notable because many people think Lee has star potential, but until the Arauz fight he’d never faced an opponent above .500. (His competition was as bad as possible, to be honest. For reference, two fights ago he faced a man with a 3-40 record.) Arauz wasn’t exactly a world champion, but at 10-1 he was by far the best opponent Lee had faced, so while far from a huge test, consider this one passed.