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Alvarez Steps Up His Training For Oosthuizen Clash

Colombian light heavyweight contender Eleider Álvarez (13-0, 8KOs) is determined to fight for the WBC Silver title in the best shape possible, so he's moved to Big Bear Mountains in California, where he'll train with Angel Heredia and Marc Ramsay.

"I'm training exceptionally hard. I'm in Big Bear at 6,700 meters altitude, where I've been doing aerobic and anaerobic workouts. My training sessions start at at 8 am and 3 pm," said the Colombian fighter, who'll face Thomas Oosthuiezen (22-0-2, 13KOs) from South Africa, for the WBC silver title on January 18th, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

“It won’t be an easy fight. But I’m happy, as I'll be able to show my talent in HBO,” Eleider Alvarez explained.

His rival Thomas countered: "I’m a strong fighter and I have a better punch than him. He feels unbeatable, he’s overconfident and I will take advantage of that!”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tonyu on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=yoshik;14050541]Alvarez should crush the South African. Oosthuiezen has faded dramatically from his glory days as a hitter. Time for him to go. There are many reasons why they won't bring him in for the top fighters here. Going to Lt…

Comment by yoshik on 12-18-2013

Alvarez should crush the South African. Oosthuiezen has faded dramatically from his glory days as a hitter. Time for him to go. There are many reasons why they won't bring him in for the top fighters here. Going to Lt…

Comment by Tonyu on 12-18-2013

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;14049138]Being that tall trying to make 168 had worn out it's welcome, now it's really his best chance to show that claim was why he had hiccups not bcse he's a plateau'd level fighter. Alvarez is fairly similar to Quillen,…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-18-2013

Being that tall trying to make 168 had worn out it's welcome, now it's really his best chance to show that claim was why he had hiccups not bcse he's a plateau'd level fighter. Alvarez is fairly similar to Quillen,…

Comment by Tonyu on 12-18-2013

I have friends in Tommy's camp and the talk was he was moving up to Light Heavyweight as he struggled to make the weight for Super Middle in his last couple of fights - I was hoping he would face…

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