Juan De Angel figured to provide Kanat Islam his stiffest test entering Sunday’s clash of steel-fisted 154-pound prospects. After all, De Angel had stopped all but one man in 18 victories, including the previous three in a row.
Kanat Islam has plowed through all 20 of his opponents in his 3½-year professional career, but Sunday night he will be facing his most difficult rival to date in hammer-fisted Juan De Angel.
It was about eight months ago that undefeated 154-pound prospects Kanat “The Kazak” Islam and Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin sparred in Florida for about 90 seconds before Islam suffered a cut over one of his eyes.
If you’re a fight fan (and we know you are) and you like knockouts (and we know you do), you might consider circling May 8 on your calendar—in bright red ink.