In the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday night from Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield California Alfredo Angulo (34-2-1, 23 KOs) won a hard-fought but close split decision over Peter Quillin (26-7, 21 KOs).Judges scored the bout 96-94, 97-93 for Angulo and 96-94 for Quillin.
The whole fight was back and forth competition with Quillin able to start early by establishing his jab and footwork to stay away from Angulo's come-forward style. However Angulo was not far behind as by the third round the fight turned into a phone booth fight with both fighters turning up the volume of punches and staying within close range. The tempo changed drastically in the 4th round when Angulo landed a heavy straight right hand that stunned Quillan. Angulo continued to apply pressure with bigger shots in the second half of the fight while Quillin used his jab and his own power shots to try to win the rounds. In the end it was "El Perro" who came out the victor.
"I felt great in there tonight and my trainer Abel Sanchez helped me a tremendous amount," said Angulo. "I haven't felt this good in years and now I showed in the ring tonight that my passion for fighting is still there. I hope to continue as it is what I do for me, my family and the fans."
"This is hard to swallow right now so I will be thinking about what I am going to do next," said Quillin. "I didn't feel myself in there but thought I boxed and moved, landed my shots and fought the best I had in me tonight. I know I didn't execute the way my corner wanted me to either. Wasn't the outcome I was expecting but that's boxing I guess."