FRISCO, TEXAS (July 20, 2021): Roger “The Kid” Gutiérrez (35-3-1, 20 KOs) to defend his WBA Super Featherweight World Title against René “El Gemelo” Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) in a 12-round trilogy bout that will be the co-main event of Ortiz Jr. vs. Kavaliauskas. The event, which will also feature Félix Alvarado and several rising talents, will take place on Saturday, August 14 at The Star’s Ford Center in Frisco, Texas and will be broadcast live on DAZN.
“This August 14, the last chapter of the long-standing rivalry between Roger Gutiérrez and René Alvarado will come to an end,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President and CEO of Golden Boy. “The results of the first two fights differed markedly from each other, although both were totally equal in their great emotion. This third duel promises to provide even more action, as both fighters know that the winner will position themselves on the path of unifying titles in the division.
Gutiérrez is a Venezuelan world champion who had initially suffered several setbacks in his young career, including a fast-track loss to René Alvarado. However, Gutiérrez maintained his tenacity and reinvigorated his career by surprisingly knocking out Rocky Hernández in 2019. Since then, the 26-year-old boxer has developed an incredible winning streak in which he avenged his first professional loss by beating Alvarado. to become world champion. Gutiérrez plans to remain world champion with a landslide victory on August 14.
“I am very excited for this trilogy that I am going to have with René Alvarado,” said Roger Gutiérrez. “We know that the fight will not be easy at all and that the opponent is tough. He beat me and I just took the title from him. It will be an exciting fight and I know the fans will enjoy it very much. “
Alvarado is a former world champion from Managua, Nicaragua who has participated in difficult duels against Robinson “Robin Hood Castellanos, Jayson” La Maravilla “Vélez, Danis” Djingis Khan “Shafikov, Carlos” The Solution “Morales and Andrew” El Chango “Cancio , the man he beat to become a world champion. Although he lost his belt to Gutiérrez in his first defense, the 32-year-old plans to regain the title and start a long reign.
“I am happy to have the opportunity to rectify the defeat I suffered against Roger Gutiérrez,” said René Alvarado. “I made mistakes in that second fight, but I promise to correct them all on August 14 to give Nicaragua a great victory. As always, I will train 100% and leave everything in the ring ”.
Felix Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua will risk his IBF mini-fly world belt against Erick López (16-5-1, 10 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled 12-round clash.
Pablo César “El Demoledor” Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) from Tlalnepantla, Mexico and Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (15-0, 11 KOs) from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico will open DAZN’s main broadcast in clash to 10 episodes in the 140-pound division.
Additional matches will be streamed live through Golden Boy’s official Facebook page.
Alex Martin (16-3, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois will meet Josec Ruiz (22-4-3, 15 KOs) of Miami, Florida in a 10-round battle in the super lightweight class.
George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in a 10-round super lightweight fight against an opponent to be announced shortly.
Leonardo Báez (19-4, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico and Héctor Valdez (14-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will collide in a 10-round matchup for the NABA super bantamweight title.
Alex Rincón (8-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will have eight-round action in the super welterweight division against Sanny Duversonne (11-3-2, 8 KOs) of Miami, Florida.