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2012-11-10 : Alfredo Angulo 154 lbs beat Raul Casarez 153¾ lbs by KO at 0:56 in round 1 of 12

Alfredo Angulo versus Raul Casarez Light Middleweight Bout

  • Comeback bout by former light middleweight Angulo after a one year layoff, including seven months in the United States Immigration ICE Detention Center in El Centro, California, due to visa issues.
  • After a trial, Angulo was cleared for release and his visa issues resolved, clearing the way for his return to the gym and comeback bout with Casarez.
  • Angulo interview YouTube clip in the ICE Detention Center in El Centro by Damon Bingham [[1]] "It took me awhile to see why god put me here to see the justice to so many...." (interview excerpt)
  • Oscar De La Hoya Golden Boy press conference upon Angulo's release, "We want to get him a tuneup fight, we have to talk about the future with his (Angulo's team). We can Angulo back on track very fast."[[2]]
  • Article by Kevin Iole, 'Alfredo Angulo hopes to revive boxing career after seven-month INS detention' [[3]]
  • Interview with Raul Casarez before the Angulo bout.[[4]]
  • Angulo shadowboxing in preparation for the comeback bout, and working the mitts with trainer Pepper Roach, YouTube clip.[[5]]
  • Angulo interviewed by Marcos Villegas of The Boxing Channel about his comeback bout outside the training ring, YouTube clip [[6]]
  • Alfredo Angulo versus Raul Casarez weigh--in on Youtube.[[7]]
  • Angulo landed sharp,accurate and powerful straight right hands and a left hook to knock out Casarez at 56 seconds of the first round. Showtime televised co-main event also featuring the Abner Mares versus Anselmo Moreno WBC Featherweight title.
  • YouTube Al Bernstein highlight video clip of Angulo knocking out Casarez with a left hook in the first round, also includes highlights of the Leo Santa Cruz IBF and Abner Mares WBC title bouts.[[8]]
  • Alfredo Angulo post-fight press conferences on YouTube, "I'l fight James Kirkland again, I have a really good team...."[[9]][[10]] and talks about new trainer Virgil Hunter.
  • Cazarez was unbeaten in last 11 bouts coming into this bout, first loss for Casarez since getting stopped in the second rounds by Rudy Cisneros in 2005.