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On June 8, we saw Alfredo Angulo put up a good fight, before getting battered into a TKO defeat at the hands of Erislandy Lara. After taking some shots, he turned his back, which caused referee Raul Caiz to stop the bout. His eye was grotesquely-swollen and he went to the hospital with a possible broken orbital bone. Replays showed a wayward thumb may have played a role. Whatever the case, Angulo goes down as a 10th-round TKO loser.
Angulo, 30, has some serious soul-searching to do at this point. The once-unbreakable warrior has now been stopped in 2 of his last 4 fights. The wars are adding up. When a battler like Angulo turns his back like he did to end the Lara fight, it could be a case of Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall.
It’s been a tough career for Angulo. He was picking up steam in his career before the well-publicized immigration problems brought his progress to a screeching halt. And as much as we want to see the old “Perro” in there, it has...