The young prospect from Guadalajara, Johan Alvarez, claimed his second professional victory on Friday night in Tijuana, Baja California, by impressively knocking out local boxer Owen Rodríguez.
The nephew of four division world champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, did not allow himself to be intimidated because he was fighting in his opponent's backyard, much less by the shouts from his opponent's corner, who insistently screamed "he's nothing more than a last name, he doesn't bring anything, he's just a last name."
During the bout, Alvarez landed a tremendous left hook which sent Rodríguez to the canvas. He was very hurt and tried to rejoin the action, while the referee issued the full count to declare a technical knockout in the first round of four. The fight took place at the featherweight limit.
After successfully performing at the Grand Hotel Tijuana, the young Alvarez (2-0, 2 KOs) explained that he was grateful for all of the work he received to obtain the victory. And he committed to continue offering his best efforts in the gym, to ensure that his fights are won with work and discipline.
“I am grateful to my training team (Chepo Reynoso and Marcelo Lopez), with my father (Gonzalo Alvarez), for their support and trust, with the promoter (Bx Romble Boxing) for giving me the opportunity to see action before a crowd of beautiful fans in a place like Tijuana," declared the young boxer.
Another from Guadalajara fighter who saw action was Oscar Hernandez, who won by knockout in the second round, after delivering a tremendous left hook, followed by a severe right uppercut to finish off his rival Jesús Bryan Arredondo in a lawsuit agreed upon for four rounds.