Roger Gutierrez vs. Rene Alvarado III To Be Co-Main Event
For Ortiz Jr. vs. Kavaliauskas Aug. 14
Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (35-3-1, 20 KOs) will defend his
WBA Super Featherweight World Championship against Rene “El
Gemelo” Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round
trilogy fight that will be the co-main event to Ortiz Jr.
vs. Kavaliauskas. The event, which will also feature Felix
Alvarado and several rising talents, will take place on
Saturday, Aug. 14 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco,
Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
“The final chapter of the longstanding rivalry between Roger
Gutierrez and Rene Alvarado will end on Aug. 14,” said Oscar
De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “The results of
their first two fights were sharply different from each
other, though both battles produced an equal amount of
excitement. This third fight will put an end to their
rivalry with even more action and place the winner on the
path to unify titles in the division.”
Gutierrez is a Venezuelan world champion who had initially
suffered several setbacks in his young career, including a
stoppage loss to Rene Alvarado. However, Gutierrez
maintained his tenacity and turned his career around by
scoring an upset knockout win against Rocky Hernandez in
2019. Since then, the 26-year-old has been on an incredible
streak in which he avenged his first professional loss by
defeating Alvarado and becoming a world champion. Gutierrez
plans to remain champion by winning decisively on Aug. 14.
"I am very excited for this trilogy fight that I am going to
have with Rene Alvarado," said Roger Gutierrez. “I know that
the fight will not be easy and my opponent is tough. He beat
me in the first fight, and then I took the title from him in
the second bout.. It will be an exciting battle, and I know
the fans will enjoy it very much. ”
Alvarado is a 32-year-old former world champion of Managua,
Nicaragua who has fought the likes of Robinson “Robin Hood”
Castellanos, Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez, Danis “Djingis
Khan” Shafikov, Carlos “The Solution” Morales and Andrew “El
Chango” Cancio, the man he beat to become a world champion.
Though he lost his belt to Gutierrez in his first defense,
he planas on regaining the title and initiating a long
"I am happy to have the opportunity to rectify the loss I
suffered against Roger Gutierrez," said Rene Alvarado. “I
made mistakes in that second fight, but I promise to correct
them all on August 14 so I can deliver to 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
defend his IBF light flyweight world title against Erick
López (16-5-1, 10 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled
Pablo Cesar “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 a 10-round clash in the 140-pound
Additional bouts will be streamed live on 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 division.
George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in
a 10-round super lightweight fight against a
Leonardo Baez (19-4, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico and Hector
Valdez (14-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will clash in a
10-round matchup for the NABA Super Bantamweight Title.
Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will participate
in an eight-round super welterweight bout against Sanny
Duversonne (11-3-2, 8 KOs) of Miami, Florida.