By Miguel Rivera
23-year-old Jalisco contender José Manuel Osorio (22-2, 15KOs) began his strongest phase of physical training for a a scheduled fight with Colombian Alexander Monterrosa, for the WBC's Intercontinental super featherweight title. The fight will take place on the undercard of Saul Alvarez's first defense of the WBC 154-pound title against British boxer Ryan Rhodes, on June 18 at Arena VFG in Tlajomulco, Jalisco.
Osorio, promoted by Canelo Promotions, won four of his last five fights by knockout, and he is very motivated to win the first title of his career. Colombia's Monterrosa brings a record with 17 wins and 10 knockouts. He won his last three fights and is equally eager to win the first belt of his career. The bout between Osorio and Monterrosa is one of four championship fights on the card.