Fearsome former IBF junior flyweight beltholder Felix Alvarado is trying to turn into a two-weight world titleholder when he faces the graceful boxing abilities of IBF flyweight boss Sunny Edwards on the Sheffield Enviornment, Sheffield, England on Friday.
Alvarado, who’s rated No. 10 by The Ring at 112-pounds, vacated his world title earlier this 12 months and moved up in weight when he couldn’t safe a unification. He’s now searching for extra glory at flyweight.
“It is a chance that I don’t intend to overlook out on,” Alvarado (38-2, 33 knockouts) advised The Ring by way of his supervisor William Ramirez. “Sunny is an effective boxer however I’ve the instruments and I’m going to win; you’ll be able to guess on it.
“I’m going with the purpose of being world champion and making historical past in my nation.”
The 33-year-old Nicaraguan acknowledges the duty in entrance of him however is aware of what he must do to emerge victorious.
“Very troublesome however not unattainable,” he mentioned of the puzzle Edwards will current him with. “If we go to a call, there isn’t a downside however I don’t suppose [it will] as a result of I throw extra mixtures.
“Let’s go together with the mindset of successful, in my thoughts there may be nothing else.”
Alvarado, who has ready diligently within the Nicaraguan capital of Managua beneath the tutelage of Luis Cortez, is nicely versed in combating on the highway.
“There isn’t any downside the place the struggle is,” mentioned Alvarado, who has beforehand fought in Costa Rica, Japan, Argentina, The Philippines and America. “I’m used to all the time combating exterior my nation so there isn’t a downside the place the struggle is. We go together with the identical successful perspective.”
Ramirez is trying ahead to seeing how their contrasting types mesh however believes his fighter will in the end be too robust.
“I consider it’s a traditional boxer versus puncher match up,” mentioned Ramirez. “My man is aware of tips on how to reduce the ring [off] and is unquestionably the tougher puncher. I might like to see Sunny attempt to show himself and commerce with Felix however I don’t suppose he has the cojones to do it.”
Edwards (18-0, 4 KOs), who’s rated No. 3 by The Ring, was beginner, successful titles domestically earlier than turning skilled in 2016. The short-footed speedster made his approach by way of the skilled ranks amassing varied regional belts from the sanctioning our bodies.
The loquacious Brit adopted his older brother, Charlie, who received a flyweight world title, when he used his knowledgeable footwork and quick palms to shock IBF titlist Moruti Mthalane (UD 12). Edwards has since made two title defenses.
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