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Joebert Alvarez Shocks Jonathan Gonzalez, TKO To Win WBO Belt

By Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
In a fierce battle of southpaws, Filipino Joebert Alvarez scored a stunning 6th round TKO victory over Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez to win the WBO North American Boxing Organization and FECARBOX  flyweight title in Puerto Rico.
 
The trainer of Alvarez, Nonito “Dodong” Donaire Sr, father/trainer of five division world champion and reigning WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire had predicted in a conversation with The Standard prior to the fight that he expected Joebert to win.
 
He told us Joebert was “looking good in training” at his Boxing and Fitness Gym in Oakland, California.
 
In an overseas telephone conversation with us, “Dodong” Donaire said Alvarez dropped Gonzalez in the 2nd round but suffered a cut and told the referee that it was caused by a head-butt and he was “worried about the cut” but the referee claimed it was caused by a punch.

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He said Alvarez “kept on pressuring Gonzalez and they began exchanging punches but Joebert was much stronger.”
 
Donaire Sr said the 24 year old Gonzalez who was ranked No. 6 by the IBF and had a record of 18-1-1 with 12 knockouts suffered his only loss at the hands of former world champion Giovanni Segura by a 4th round TKO on August 17, 2013 because of overconfidence  while Alvarez’ only loss was a hugely controversial ten-round decision to WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada in Sonora, Mexico on December 6, 2014 .
 
He said promoter “Toto” Zabala plans to put Alvarez on a card in Redwood, California on July 9.
 
Gonzalez was coming off a ten-round split decision win over Carlos Ruben Dario of Argentina on October 16, 2015  after beating Miguel De Valle in a rematch on May 16, 2015 in Puerto Rico when Del Valle retired in the 2nd round of a scheduled ten-round bout after Del Valle dropped an 8th round unanimous decision in their first meeting.
 
Gonzalez was an outstanding amateur boxer and  won two out of three memorable bouts with Olympian McWilliams Arroyo and was Puerto Rico’s national champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
 
Joebert won the vacant WBC Continental Americas title with a unanimous ten round decision over Juan Rivera on April , 2013 after earlier winning the WBO Asia Pacific light flyweight Interim title with a knockout of countryman Jerry Domogdan.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TainoGodCanelo on 03-23-2016

[QUOTE=aldo5408;16549007]Ok yea I thought you were seriously asking. And I think he said hes really Puerto Rican[/QUOTE] soy pueto ricano papo. :boxing:

Comment by TainoGodCanelo on 03-23-2016

[QUOTE=richardt;16548996]Yeah it was rhetorical, knowing the guy is obviously racist and hates Puerto Ricans. I will never get why people want to see a fighter beaten just because of his race or color.[/QUOTE] Proud, too! Fahk 'em, fahk 'em all.…

Comment by aldo5408 on 03-20-2016

[QUOTE=richardt;16548996]Yeah it was rhetorical, knowing the guy is obviously racist and hates Puerto Ricans. I will never get why people want to see a fighter beaten just because of his race or color.[/QUOTE] Ok yea I thought you were seriously…

Comment by richardt on 03-20-2016

[QUOTE=aldo5408;16548611]another Puerto Rican[/QUOTE]Yeah it was rhetorical, knowing the guy is obviously racist and hates Puerto Ricans. I will never get why people want to see a fighter beaten just because of his race or color.

Comment by aldo5408 on 03-20-2016

[QUOTE=richardt;16547765]Another one what???[/QUOTE] another Puerto Rican

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