October 29, 2020

René Alvarado Training in Las Vegas for First Defence

René Alvarado Training in Las Vegas for First Defence

René Alvarado Training in Las Vegas for First Defence

By Carlos Costa

Nicaraguan WBA Super Featherweight World Champion René Alvarado (32-8, 21 KO’s) has already started training in Las Vegas ahead of his 1st title defense promoted by Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.

The 31-year-old Alvarado – whose twin brother Félix is also a world champion boxer – runs daily early morning around Sin City, then trains at Las Vegas Fight Club Gym.

Born in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, the hard-swinging warrior claimed the WBA 130-pound “regular” world title stopping Andrew Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KO’s) in seven chapters last November in Indio, California; and the Pinolero knockout artist wants to scalp some more.

He’ll have his chance as Golden works on a tough 130-pound world-ranked challenger yet TBA. We’ll find out who.

The division’s WBA Super Featherweight “Super Champion” is Tough Mexican Leo ”Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s), who can’t wait to climb the square ring to battle Baltimore’s WBA 135-lbs kingpin Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 22 KO’s) on October 24 for a thrilling 2-division super feather & lightweight world title at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, fans wondering who will win.

The author, veteran boxing reporter Carlos Costa can be reached by email: carlos512@hotmail.com or Twitter: @CatlosCostaBox.