Felix Alvarado Signs With Golden Boy!!!
On February 28 Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman/CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, announced the signing of IBF World Junior Flyweight champion Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) to a promotional deal. He joins his twin brother, WBA “Regular” World Super-Featherweight champion Rene Alvarado on the Golden Boy roster.
During the official press release, De La Hoya was ecstatic about the deal.
“Our stable is strengthening and improving every day. This firm demonstrates that apart from being able to convert fighters to champions, as we did with Canelo Alvarez and Joseph Diaz Jr recently, we can also recruit them to take their careers to another level.
We are glad that Felix is accompanying his brother René by joining the exclusive Golden Boy stable. Having two world champions who are twins is really an important feat. Hope to see you soon on one of our billboards.”
Following consecutive defeats in world title bouts to Kazuto Ioka in December 2013 and to Juan Carlos Revco in June 2014, the 31-year-old from Managua, Nicaragua has been on a roll, winning his last seventeen fights. The victories include a seventh round stoppage win over Randy Petalcorin to capture the vacant IBF World Junior Flyweight strap in October 2018.
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For Alvarado, he is sure signing with Golden Boy is the right move at this stage of his career.
“Golden Boy is one of the biggest boxing companies, and being led by the legendary Oscar De La Hoya, I have no doubt that Golden Boy is the house to which I belong.
At the same time, it is a double satisfaction since my brother René is also promoted by that company, and that is where he became a world monarch. Therefore, I am sure that I made the right decision when stamping my signature with them”.
This is low-key a terrific score for Golden Boy. A pressure fighter with legit power, the man who calls himself “El Gemelo” (the twin translated in English) is arguably the hardest puncher at 108-pounds and one of the bigger hitters among all fighters in the lower-weight ranked divisions. Look for the Alvarado twins to fight on the same cards and promoted as a tandem going forward.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.