Angulo stops Alcine in first round
Junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo made short work of Joachim Alcine, stopping the former titleholder at the end of the first round of their scheduled 12-round bout in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Saturday.
Angulo (19-1, 16 knockouts) wobbled Alcine midway through the first round of the HBO-televised co-feature to the Timothy Bradley-Luis Carlos Abregu welterweight fight. The rangy Canadian held Angulo's left arm to prevent the Southern California-based Mexican from getting off with combinations. However, Angulo teed off with his right hand until a temple shot rocked Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs).
The once-beaten veteran reeled into the ropes where Angulo attacked him like his nickname “El Perro” (the dog). In the final 10 seconds of the of the round Angulo landed five clean shots to Alcine's jaw, beginning with a brutal hook-cross combinations.
Alcine's body sagged limp with the last two punches prompting referee Dr. Lou Moret to stop the bout at 2:59 of the round.
A full ringside report will follow.