WBA “general” tremendous featherweight champion Rene Alvarado climbs into the ring this coming January 2nd in Dallas as part of Luke Campbell’s lengthy-awaited battle against Ryan Garcia for the WBC interim-light-weight title.
Alvarez will appear to make historical past for Nicaragua and towards Venezuelan Roger Gutierrez, whom he has already defeated as soon as by way of knockout.
or not it’s the primary bout for Alvarado seeing that remaining November’s destruction of Andrew Cancio to win the title.
Alvarado has won eight in a row – a streak that began in 2017 after he suffered a decision loss to Yuriorkis Gamboa, who changed into dropped in the tenth and last circular of the fight.
“[Camp has been] very good. We spent two and a half months in Las Vegas, however we’re already capable and we’ll be on weight by the time January 2nd arrives to be in the absolute best condition. i’m very excited, since it’s my first world title protection. So i’m going to position the pressure on myself and take the initiative.,” Alvarado told George Ebro.
“One fight doesn’t seem like a different [when reflecting on my first meeting with Gutierrez]. it be been several years. I bet he is had his advancements. He should have gained extra adventure. If whatever thing hasn’t changed, it’s my desire to continue to be world champion. we’ve had a tough time making this dream come actual. I do not desire this to end right here.
“I think I lacked maturity [in the past] and, after a superb initial streak, I began to face extra disturbing opponents. I believe it become a tricky length of gaining knowledge of. It was complicated, however I under no circumstances gave up, nor did I cease dreaming and from every defeat I took anything and think about myself now: world champion.
“Gamboa was the hardest grownup I had ever confronted, a man who had been an newbie and professional champion who overshadowed me a bit. I had a lot of recognize in that combat. I mandatory to be greater aggressive. perhaps if i might risked the result, i might were someone else. After that battle I all started to consider greater in myself.”