The WBO Interim Light Middleweight Champion, Alfredo Angulo, 18-1, 15 KO’s, defended his title against a game and fit Joel Julio, 35-4, 31 KO’s, chasing him down and stopping him in the eleventh round of an exciting fight. Julio elected to move and box and attempt to repeat what Kermit Cintron was able to do to Angulo, giving him his only defeat. Julio boxed and moved and was able to get some things done early on, sweeping the majority of the early rounds, but as the fight went on, he slowed down and Angulo never let up.
The second half of the fight, Angulo’s pressure became too much and Julio went into survival mode. Despite the big punch of Julio, he was never able to rattle Angulo. As Angulo walked through his punches, the look of desperation on Julio’s face was more and more evident and the end result became obvious. Julio crashed to the floor in the 11th and when he arose, he had nothing left and the referee saw that and called it. It was a good fight for Angulo.
Tomasz Adamek, 41-1, 27 KO’s, survived some rocky moments to punish Chris Arreola, 28-2, 25 KO’s, en route to a 12 round majority decision by scores of 114-114, 115-113, and 117-111. It was clear that Adamek won the fight and even Arreola admitted that he got beaten, stating that he “looked like Shrek” with his face all puffy and bloody.
Adamek looked very small in the ring at 217 pounds compared to Arreola’s 250, but he used his superior skill and timing to keep the bigger man in line. Arreola had his moments and stunned Adamek on a couple of occasions but he wasn’t quick enough to catch him. At the heavy weight, you have to imagine that Arreola will never take his career as seriously as he should and never live up to his potential. Adamek’s future in the division is still a question mark at the 200+ division, but he shined against the much bigger Arreola.
In the Showtime Super Six, super middleweight tournament match, Mikkel Kessler, 43-2, 32 KO’s, became a champion once again, the WBC version, with a unanimous decision win over Carl Froch, 26-1, 20 KO’s. It was a fight fought mostly in the middle of the ring with both men trying to land their power shots and both men accomplished it, but there were no knockdowns. Kessler gets on the scoreboard in the super six and is now regaining ground he lost when he was defeated by Andre Ward in his first showing.