By Francisco Salazar
In the case of sibling rivalry, Felix Alvarado can claim bragging rights as to who scored the quicker knockout Friday night.
Both Felix and Rene Alvarado scored first round knockout victories Friday night at the Nuevo Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua.
Felix Alvarado knocked out Eliud De los Santos (16-6, 10 knockouts) of Mexico at 20 seconds of the opening round. Alvarado has now won 14 bouts in a row, his last eight by knockout.
The junior flyweight contender, who is the mandatory challenger to face IBF titleholder Ryoichi Taguchi, is also ranked number three by the WBO and number four by the WBC.
Felix Alvarado improves to 32-2, 28 KOs.
Twin brother Rene Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) knocked out Luis Gonzalez (23-12-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico at 2:24 of the opening round.
Rene Alvarado has won his last five bouts since his 10 round unanimous decision loss to Yuriorkis Gamboa on Mar. 11 of last year.
Alvarado, who is promoted by Golden Boy, is ranked number seven by the WBA. He is also ranked number 13 by the WBC and IBF.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing