Saturday, August 27th in Anaheim, California, PBC will be live on Spike TV with a showcase headliner featuring former champion Robert Guerrero versus the hard-hitting Argentinean, David Peralta. The co-headliner will be long time veteran, Alfredo Angulo versus journeyman Freddy Hernandez. The full bout list:
-Robert Guerrero vs. David Peralta, 12 rounds at welterweight
-Alfredo Angulo vs. Freddy Hernandez, 10 rounds at super middleweight
-Terrel Gausha vs. Steve Martinez, 10 rounds at junior middleweight
-Stephen Shaw vs. Jonathan Rice, 6 rounds at heavyweight
-Luis Bello vs. Omsr Reyes, 6 rounds at junior welterweight
-Antonio Santa Cruz vs. Carlos Ramirez, 4 rounds at bantamweight
-Victor Moreales Jr. vs. Erick Lainez, 4 rounds at featherweight
-Abram Martinez vs. Phillip Percy, 4 rounds at featherweight
-Neri Romero vs. Luis Silva, 4 rounds at junior welterweight
Guerrero, 33-4-1, is coming off a deflating loss to current WBC welterweight champion, Danny Garcia. Guerrero is almost 4 years removed from his win against Andre Berto and is 2-3 since then as well. With a fight of the year contender over Yoshihiro Kamegai and a controversial split decision over Aaron Martinez being his only two wins in that span. Losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Keith Thurman Jr., and Danny Garcia showing the ceiling of Guerrero’s skill as put him in a precarious position in this bout.
David Peralta, 25-2-1, a practical no-name boxer from Argentina making his US debut, is there to make Guerrero look good. He is a classic boxer-puncher who comes in on a straight line looking to throw combinations to the head and body. He has been out for a year due to unknown reasons and has not beaten one name opponent.
This fight was made in Guerrero’s home state to showcase him for an eventual showdown against more credible name such as Errol Spence Jr. PBC has used Robert Guerrero has a gatekeeper for their potential stars. They lined him up for Thurman and Garcia after his wins against Kamegai and Martinez respectively. Logic would dictate a similar path for Guerrero if he beats Peralta, which he most likely will do with his better overall skill set. Guerrero will pressure Peralta against the ropes and unleash his brand of phone-booth boxing. Peralta will lose via TKO in the later rounds after the body combinations from Guerrero takes it toll.
In the co-main, we have Alfredo Angulo, 24-5-0, vs. Freddy Hernandez, 33-8-0. Both men are not championship caliber or even remotely close to it. Angulo is coming off two showcase fights against Delray Raines and Hector Munoz to try to bring his confidence back up, while Freddy Hernandez is coming off a three fight win streak against sub-.500 boxers. Both men are a “come forward on a straight line and brawl” kind of boxers. Neither one is going to “wow” the audience. This fight, while exciting possibly, could be hard to watch. Both men are not what they once were and have taken several brutal knockout losses in their respective careers.
Angulo is the more seasoned boxer who has faced better level competition, however, that may be his downfall as the punishment he has received in his career is piling up higher and higher. Against higher opposition, this might be his last fight but it’s against Hernandez. Angulo should win via an exciting decision victory in a tough fight.