You're great! It's totally succeeding in pissing him off.
"Fuck you," Alex spat. "At least I don't have to call my mother to deal with women." He used his free elbow to jab at Richard's stomach and try to break out of his hold. The quickest route to pissing him off and really unleashing his temper was to insult his mother. Their relationship might be a little dysfunctional, but she was his blood, the only one who had come back. And if Richard wanted to take cheap shots, two could play that game.