Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rene Alvarado-Rocky Juarez Lands on FS1, May 26

EL PASO, TEXAS- It will be a Memorial Day to remember on Monday, May 26 when Golden Boy Promotions, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes salute the men and women of the Armed Forces with a special edition of Golden Boy Live! at Fort Bliss' Stout Fitness Center in El Paso, Texas. In the televised main event, Nicaragua's Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado defends his WBC Silver Featherweight Title against perennial contender and Texas native Rocky Juarez. Plus, top junior welterweight prospect KeAndre Gibson makes his debut in the Lone Star state against an opponent to be announced and in the televised opener, Texas' young star Ryan "Cowboy" Karl makes his professional debut in a four-round welterweight bout.

This night of appreciation for the troops will feature U.S. Army World Class Soldier Athletes competing in undercard bouts and will be free to members of the military, with no tickets being sold for the event. These Soldier athletes are members of the Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), the Army's program that trains and promotes nationally and internationally ranked Soldiers who are vying to represent the Army and the United States at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Led by Staff Sgt. Charles Leverette, WCAP head boxing coach, the Army's boxing team is widely viewed as the forerunner for the entire World Class Athlete Program.

The Soldiers of WCAP's boxing team - and the program's nine other sports teams - are part of an elite group of athletes who are offered the privilege of attempting to reach the pinnacle of sports. These Soldiers are not only elite level athletes but are also exemplary Soldiers, exhibiting the qualities and values instilled by our "Ready and Resilient" Army. Many of these Soldiers go on to serve as Recruiters, Drill Sergeants, Rangers and Special Forces supporting the Total Army Force - at home and abroad.

A native of Managua, Nicaragua, 25-year-old Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (20-2, 14 KOs) is a six-year professional starting to make waves in the featherweight division. Winner of six of his last seven bouts, the former Nicaraguan champion added a new title to his resume with an impressive ninth-round technical knockout win over Robinson Castellanos in February. All eyes will be on him this Memorial Day when he fights in the United States for the first time.

One of Houston's most beloved fighters, 34-year-old Rocky Juarez (29-10-1, 21 KOs) has been exciting the fans for years and he's not about to stop now. A 2000 U.S. Olympic Silver medalist, Juarez has faced the best in the world including Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez and Chris John and after his stirring eighth-round technical knockout win over Antonio Escalante in his most recent bout, Juarez has momentum on his side heading into his bout with Alvarado.

A 2006 National Golden Gloves champion and Junior Olympics Bronze medalist, 24-year-old KeAndre Gibson (9-0-1, 4 KOs) has put together an impressive series of wins since turning pro in 2010. Possessing the ability to box or slug it out on fight night, St. Louis' Gibson is coming off of a fourth-round stoppage over Antonio Wong on March 8 and he's hoping to add another knockout to his record at Fort Bliss.

One of Texas' top young boxers, Ryan "Cowboy" Karl won several championships during his amateur days, but now he's ready to test the professional waters. On May 26, the Houston native will make his debut in his home state in a four-round welterweight bout against Wilbert Mitchell (1-10) of Dallas, TX.

Alvarado vs. Juarez is a 12-round bout for Alvarado's WBC Silver Featherweight Title that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cee Mac Eleven on 05-07-2014

Rocky Juarez???? Da fucc! Some of these cats need to face reality, it's time to let go.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Wilder vs. Washington - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Maurice Hooker Dominates Cristobal Cruz in Mexico Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results Breazeale: Ugonoh 'Has to Pay' for My Loss to Anthony Joshua Photos: Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Lucian Bute in Five Rounds Chavez Jr: My Passion For Boxing is Back, I'm Doing Things Right Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card Mayweather: Only One Fight That's Important - Me vs. McGregor! Daily Bread Mailbag: Pacquiao-Khan, Broner, Ward, Spence-Brook Gavin McDonnell is Confident That He Will Stun Rey Vargas Bellew: Haye Carries The Sport in Bad Way - a Disgrace To Boxing! Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor is a Disrespect To Boxing! Chavez Sr: The Bet Between My Son and Canelo is Now OFF! Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement