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Vet Angulo Wins Split Decision Over Quillin on FS1

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It was often inartful, more savage than sweet.

After ten rounds of fighting, two vets, closing in on the end of the fighting road, waited to hear the verdict.

Now at super middleweight, both with hopes of having a showing that could snag them a title crack at super middle, Alfredo Angulo and Peter Quillin waited as the scores were announced…They looked up at the ceiling…they stared down at the floor.

Thinking, maybe,  of how different it feels to be doing it at age 36, for the NY resident Quillin, and 37, for the Mexican Angulo, than it did back in the day, when “Kid” was still that, and “Perro” was a pup.

96-94, for Quillin…

97-93, for Angulo…

Then, the tie-breaker call…96-94 for Angulo, who did a camp with Abel Sanchez after his wife suggested he switch to the renowned trainer.

PBC showed the PBC main event, from Bakersfield, CA, which analyst Boom Boom Mancini declared was a fight of the year contender.

Quillin admitted after that he didn’t execute the game plan his coaches wanted, he didn’t use those legs to keep Angulo at bay.

Late in rounds, time and again, Angulo would land power shots, and buzz Quillin, but the proud hitter didn’t hit the deck.

After, Angulo thanked Sanchez and his missus and Al Haymon. He’d fought infrequently of late, but said now he’s back in the swing of things and could well look better his next time out.

Quillin said to Ray Flores he’s happy his wife works, because he won’t have to feel pressure to fight to feed the fam. Will he fight on? He will sit down with his peeps first, and discuss.

People who love him and root for him may well be hoping Quillin decides to follow his path toward vocational plan B. He was getting hit with things that didn’t touch him a few years ago…and that’s no slam on him, there’s not an ounce of shame in that.

We age, and our reflexes slow.

But any hardcore fan also knows this–fighters are built a certain way, their stubbornness is their greatest asset…and can also make it harder for them to switch the mindset, hang up those leather mitts and find a gentler job. It’s not easy to break up with boxing. 

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