Johan Alvarez (2-0-1, 2 KOs) appeared to be a few seconds away from achieving his third victory via knockout, but had to settle for a majority draw, when he faced a brave and experienced opponent in Manuel “Meno” Rojas in the Mayor Dome of the Code of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Emboldened and with great desire to show off at home and in front of his fans, the nephew of Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, fought with courage and exchanged with Rojas in a contest agreed upon for four rounds at super featherweight.
The bell that initiated the start of the brawl had not finished ringing, with both fighters engaged in a give and take scrap, that from the beginning was very competitive.
Driven by the support of his people, Alvarez launched himself with everything in search of closing the show with a beating drum. It was precisely at the end of the fourth round when Alvarez connected with a tremendous combination to the head and placed Rojas in bad shape. With his legs wobbling, Rojas managed to survive until the final bell and finished the fight.
In the end, the judges determined that the verdict of the battle was a draw by offering the following scores: 38-38, 38-38 and 38-37.
After finishing the battle, the young boxer, who is supported by Red Cola, expressed his dissatisfaction and discontent with the result obtained.
Alvarez, only 17-years-old, said he was committed to working harder in training camp in his quest to continue with a blooming professional career alongside his mentors José "Chepo" Reynoso, Marcelo López, and his father Gonzalo Álvarez.