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Q & A: UBO International Champion Angelo Habib

 
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JANUARY 19, 2024 / BY BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Super Lightweight champion Angelo Habib (10-0, 6 KOs) had a good 2023, scoring four victories. 

 
 

Winning the UBO title last October against Victor Bernall, he followed up with another conclusive win in December.

Here he tells us a bit about his career looking back, and moving forward.

How was your amateur career, and how did it come about that you turned pro?

I had 50 fights, 47 wins. Half of my fights were in the USA, and the other half in Canada. I spent a lot of time in Las Vegas training camps, and found myself keeping up with all the high level amateurs and pros no problem.

I decided I would compete at the Sugar Bert National Tournament in Orlando, Florida. If I won this tournament I'd turn pro and it would be my last tournament as an amateur.


 
 

I ended up winning the whole tournament in November of 2019. I turned pro shortly after in February of 2020.

Who are your role models, in life and in boxing?

My role models in life and boxing would be Andre Ward, Floyd Mayweather, Canelo, Jake LaMotta and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Who has been your toughest opponent, amateur and pro?

Toughest opponent in the amateurs was Burnell Jenkins Jr. of New Orleans, who I fought in Las Vegas at the finals of the Roy Jones Jr Open Invitational tournament.

Mario Arturo Alvarez Garcia has been my toughest opponent in the pros so far. He was a hard puncher and extremely durable, and technical. I beat him by unanimous decision.

What was it like going to Colombia to win the UBO title?

Colombia is an amazing country, I love the culture, food, weather and traditions. The people of Colombia are some of the nicest and most hospitable I've ever met.

Winning the UBO International Title was an amazing feeling, and to do it in a new country with such a beautiful left hook knockout in the first round was incredible!

What is next for Angelo Habib the boxer?

Next for me is definitely taking big fights in Canada, and making my USA or UK debuts.


Photo Credit: Sydney Lopez.

 
 
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