- Quillin vs Angulo goes Saturday, September 21st at 10:30 pm EST
- Can Quillin go unbeaten in his last four?
- Can Angulo capitalize big time when he steps up short notice?
Quillin vs Angulo pits two well-traveled pros who have both been competing since 2005. This weekend’s card features this twelve-round super middleweight contest in the main event. Your latest SBD Boxing coverage goes on FS1 PBC Fight Night. Fox Deportes also will be handling the broadcast obligations for this card. The event hails from Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California.
This Premier Boxing Champions card is a mixed bag with former champions, future contenders, and that next crop of contenders who could very well materialize. The odds for this fight and my bout breakdown are below.
Quillin vs Angulo Odds
*Odds taken 09/19/19
Quillin vs Angulo was initially supposed to feature Caleb Truax opposite Quillin. They had a bout which ended in a no-contest due to an errant headbutt. A rematch was scheduled until injury intervened.
Truax suffered a torn Achilles which derailed those plans for the time being. Angulo stepped up in a big way to replace Truax in this fight. Quillin has a couple of career wins in California and is looking to go 3-0 as a pro come Saturday. I think he scores that third Cali win.
Quillin Gets it Done
Since late 2015, Quillin has fought once a year. His rate of competing hasn’t really been there but at least he’s looking to take the second fight in a calendar year with this one. Quillin’s first-round TKO loss to Daniel Jacobs seemed to tilt his career on its axis.
It was due to the confluence of it being his first career loss and it being an emphatic first-round stoppage. Angulo has a similar rate of activity in the last four years; only fighting once per year, if that. Both are looking to reassert themselves and remind the boxing world exactly who they are.
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Angulo has collected some hardware at super welterweight. He also has a 6-6 record in his last 12 prizefights. Angulo’s second-round KO in his last outing shows he can’t be slept on but I see Quillin being able to exploit some errors.
Quillin captured the WBO world middleweight title and defended it three times before that Jacobs loss. The Truax fight was slated as being a title eliminator before that injury happened. This creates a bit of a high risk/ low reward situation for Quillin and Angulo has everything to gain in this fight.
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Angulo at his peak was lauded for being extremely durable and unassailably tough. He also represented Mexico at the 2004 Olympics which means his technical boxing chops are undeniably there. Angulo has been a reliable action fighter but losses to fighters of a certain caliber as evidenced by his defeats to Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland.
Angulo’s other losses to Erislandry Lara and Kermit Cintron further underscores this prior point. I think Quillin is of a certain ilk where he can notch a pretty convincing victory over Angulo. I see it being via unanimous decision.
Pick: Quillin (-2000)