Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (23-3 and 22 knockouts) has been inactive for some time due to an injury to his left shoulder. But the wait is over.
The Puerto Rican will meet on April 6 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in California, to face the Venezuelan Angelino “Huracán” Cordova (17-0-1 and 12 knockouts) with the intention of obtaining a world title opportunity.
“I have prepared well for this fight, I have been training in the gym for several weeks with my trainer, Joel Díaz, in Indio, California. He has trained several world champions and since I have been with him I have seen positive things, we have good chemistry and I like the way he works,” said Acosta in an interview with Gabriel Quiles.
Acosta had received offers for a fight before the one he will hold in less than a month, but he preferred to wait to recover and be 100% because his intention is to be a 112-pound contender again.
In fact, that division's WBO title is vacant, paving the way for Acosta.
“I had offers, but the time is now. I feel ready to be champion again, I want that fight for the title. I learned from my mistakes and I want to give Puerto Rico another world champion," said Acosta.
To achieve his long-awaited goal, he must first defeat Córdova, whom he classified as a strong boxer who likes to hit and go backwards
“His last fight was good and he is hungry to win, but we are preparing well and I think with my experience we can come out on top. If I see the opportunity to finish the fight before the twelfth round, and I will do it," said Acosta.