Oscar Alvarez Jr. makes his second journey to the US to face Brazil’s Jonhatan Cardoso


Mexican light-weight prospect Oscar Alvarez Jr. of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico will likely be in motion Wednesday evening when he takes on Jonhatan Cardoso from Sao Paulo, Brazil on the Whitesands Occasion Middle in Plant Metropolis Florida, reside on ProBox TV.

“I’m prepared bodily and mentally, I’m simply anxious to get within the ring,” mentioned Alvarez. “I guarantee you it is going to be a fantastic combat. I’ll symbolize Mexico and I’m in search of the knockout. We’re two fighters that go all out, the winners would be the followers,”

The 19-year-old Alvarez  is unbeaten at 9-0 with seven knockouts, and will likely be preventing for the second time within the U.S.

Earlier this yr he made his U.S debut with seventh-round technical choice over Nicolas Polanco. Alvarez received a majority choice in his final combat over Diego Juarez.

Now he will get set to face the Brazilian slugger Cardoso (15-1, 14 KOs), who has received a majority choice over Jose Arellano in his final combat in rebounding from his first and solely defeat to Juan Huertas.

“We fought on the identical card early this yr. I’ve seen him combat earlier than,” Alvarez Jr. said. “He’s a tricky brawler, goes straight ahead. He packs a punch as a result of he has 14 knockouts in 15 of his wins. I do know he will likely be a really powerful fighter,” Alvarez Jr. on Cardoso.

For this combat Alvarez started his preparation in Mexico as he then relocated camp to Phoenix, Arizona working together with his father and staff.

“I took the combat two months in the past. I’ve ready myself properly. We labored good on my conditioning in addition to the approach, engaged on my distance. My sparring was very good I had plenty of good work in,” Alvarez mentioned about his camp.

Standing 6’3” tall, Alvarez started boxing at a really younger age and had over 600 beginner fights, compiling a 665-12 document. His accomplishments embody a bronze medal within the Pan Am Video games.

“I’ve been boxing since I used to be seven. All the time competing on the weekends in tournaments, native, regional, and my beginner profession has given me confidence to grow to be knowledgeable,” Alvarez mentioned. “Since I used to be a child my father would inform me that I used to be going to field and be a world champion sooner or later. I’ve preferred it since, I’ve had a ardour for the game until today,”

Rising and idolizing Julio Cesar Chavez and Juan Manuel Marquez, Alvarez hopes to sooner or later accomplish excessive accolades and grow to be world champion. A well- rounded boxer puncher, Alvarez appears to showcase his expertise and regularly make his means up.

“I’ve all the time cherished the Mexican fashion. I get scolded as a result of I wish to combat inside and wish to bang. One among my favourite fighters and types was Juan Manuel Marquez’s, Julio Cesar Chavez. Immediately’s fighters I love are Shakur Stevenson and Lomachenko,” Alvarez Jr. said.

Hailing from the identical city that produced former world champion Orlando Salido and the birthplace of all-time nice JC Chavez as properly, Alvarez hopes to earn his mark and carry in town’s boxing custom. The Mexican state of Sonora has produced among the hardest fighters and world champions which additionally embody Yori Boy Campas and Jose Luis Castillo, in addition to others equivalent to Oscar Valdez and world champion Juan Franciso “Gallo” Estrada.

“It’s a matter of me representing the Mexican group, my state, my nation. I really feel proud, representing Mexico. My motivation is to hold on Mexican boxing custom and make my mark,” Alvarez declared.


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