Albuquerque native and world champion boxer Angelo Leo receiving honor from hometown before Jan. 23 title fight against Stephen Fulton which airs live on Showtime
The Albuquerque City Council will issue a proclamation on Wednesday to declare Jan. 20, ‘Angelo Leo Day’. The decree will honor World Boxing Organization Junior Featherweight champion, Angelo Leo an Albuquerque, New Mexico native who is currently preparing for his first title defense on Jan. 23.
The announcement will take place at the beginning of Wednesday’s Albuquerque City Council meeting which will stream live on the GOV TV – Boards and Commission Meetings’ Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/IKRoKUx4iR0).
Those in Albuquerque with Comcast can also watch locally on channel 16. The announcement will be made by city councilwoman Klarissa Peña
Leo (20-0, 9KOs), who is signed under Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather promotions, is primarily being honored for his August 1, 2020 unanimous decision victory over a previously undefeated Tramaine Williams. With the win, Leo claimed the vacant WBO Super Featherweight boxing world title.
Leo became just the sixth boxer in New Mexico state history to win a major world championship joining Albuquerque fighters Bob Foster, Johnny Tapia, Danny Romero, Holly Holm, and Las Cruces’ Austin Trout.
“I’m extremely honored and blessed to be part of this city and be a party of history”, says Leo of the honor. “This is the city who made me who I am.”
This weekend, Leo faces a tough test against undefeated Stephen Fulton (18-0, 9KOs) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bout headlines Saturday, Jan. 23’s Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader which airs live on Showtime at 9PM ET/ 8PM MT/ 6PM ET.
The Albuquerque City Council’s proclamation for ‘Angelo Leo Day’ is expected to read as follows:
WHEREAS, on August 1, 2020, Albuquerque native Angelo Leo captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Featherweight World Title with a unanimous decision victory over Tramaine Williams at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, with an undefeated professional record of 20 victories, 0 defeats with nine knockouts, Angelo Leo is just the fourth native New Mexican to win a world boxing championship; and
WHEREAS, Angelo Leo is also the former World Boxing Organization NABO Super Bantamweight champion; and
WHEREAS, as an amateur boxer fighting out of Albuquerque’s South Valley, Angelo Leo won the Junior Golden Gloves, New Mexico Silver Gloves five times, and Regional Golden Gloves three times; and
WHEREAS, Angelo Leo was named the 2019 and 2020 New Mexico Boxer of the Year by Caged Minds Combat Sports, and SouthWest Fight News; and
WHEREAS, Angelo Leo overcame homelessness and now helps the less fortunate in his current hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
BE IT PROCLAIMED THAT THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, HEREBY RECOGNIZES ANGELO LEO