By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com
Nicaraguan René "Twin" Alvarado will attempt to get his first win on US soil, when on January 20th he faces hometown fighter Eric Hunter on a card being organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alvarado already fought once in the United States. Earlier this year he stepped inside the ring in El Paso, Texas and lost an upset decision to experienced Ricardo "Rocky" Juarez.
This time, however, Alvarado goes in with a focused mentality, because beating Hunter would be the first step to a world title opportunity.
"I'm preparing everything for this fight with Hunter. We have studied him well. He is a fighter who knows his way around the ring and hopefully I will succeed to prove to Golden Boy Promotions that I can be an elite fighter," Alvarado said.
"So far my preparation has been good, because I was two weeks in Costa Rica sparring with Bryan Vazquez and will work a couple of weeks running in El Crucero, to acquire better physical condition.
Alvarado has a 21-3 record with 14 knockouts, while Hunter's record is 19-3 with 10 knockouts.