News | Sep 12 2014

Alfredo Angulo was “killing himself” making the light-middleweight limit, says trainer Virgil Hunter

Hunter tells Matt Christie that Angulo's move to middleweight was inevitable
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ALFREDO ANGULO is hoping a move up to middleweight will rescue his career following back-to-back losses to Erislandy Lara and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. According to the Mexican’s trainer, the accomplished Virgil Hunter, Angulo had been struggling with the 154-pound limit for a long time.

“It gets to a point with most fighters where it gets almost impossible to take the weight off, and for the last fight [vs Alvarez] he almost killed himself,” Hunter told Boxing News about Angulo, who takes on James De La Rosa in a 10-rounder on Saturday night.

“He would be in the gym at 164 lbs, and he’d work his way down to 163, and he’d have to get all the way to 154lbs. It helped knowing that he was coming down in weight, but he did his best work in the gym when he weighed 163, 164lbs.”