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Angulo's manager, Mike ...
Angulo's manager, Mike Criscio told fightwriter.com after the bout that "He [Angulo] was sick, but Mexican fighters are tough and they don't want to disappoint anybody", adding that "I told him he shouldn't fight, that we should cancel the fight, but he wanted to do it."
New Haven Register - Dawson silences critics with title
Dawson's manager Mike Criscio, a New Haven businessman and part owner of Humphrey's East restaurant and bar, heard plenty of the criticism at home before traveling to California last week.
"A lot of people were criticizing me for taking the fight, but I knew what Chad could do and this shuts those people up," Criscio
said Friday's win lines Dawson up for a title fight in the near future and the camp would love the chance to fight Antonio Tarver, who will fight Bernard Hopkins for the IBO title Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Dawson's manager, Mike ...
Dawson's manager, Mike Criscio, confirmed Tuesday that Dawson, the unbeaten (28-0), two-time light-heavyweight champion from New Haven, will headline the first world championship bout at the XL Center since Starling retained his welterweight title there against Yung-Kil Chung on Sept. 9, 1989.
"It's time for Chad to have a real homecoming fight since he won the title," said Criscio
, who said he signed the agreement to bring the fight to the XL Center Tuesday.
Criscio said he initially looked into bringing the Dawson-Johnson rematch to either Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods, but couldn't work the Nov. 7 HBO date in there.
"So the next best thing was Hartford," Criscio
Criscio has been working on a deal with the XL Center for several weeks to cement the date in Hartford and "they really wanted the fight there, too.
They want boxing to take off up there again."
also said that because the popular Johnson is Jamaican, it will spark interest from a sizable Jamaican/West Indian population in the North End of Hartford,
expects ticket prices to range between $35 and $250.
Ringside Report "The Heart Of Boxing"
This ostensibly unusual happenstance would likely not be particularly surprising to Dawson's manager Mike Criscio, who in a recent Boxing Digest interview admitted that "Not many people are expecting him to beat [Johnson], who has beaten other big names.