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16 KOs
Featherweight

Born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado has been fighting professionally since 2008 and is a former Nicaraguan super bantamweight title holder. Once moving up to the featherweight division in 2013, he has continued to shine, winning six of eight bouts.

Fighter Stats

Nickname:
Gemelo
Height:
5'7"
Birthdate:
February 15, 1989
Age:
27
Birthplace:
Managua, Nicaragua
Hometown:
Managua, Nicaragua
Stance:
Orthodox

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Biography

Born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado has been fighting professionally since 2008 and is a former Nicaraguan super bantamweight title holder. Once moving up to the featherweight division in 2013, he has continued to shine, winning six of eight bouts. The most important was on February 15, 2014, when he stopped Robinson Castellanos in the ninth round to win the WBC Silver Featherweight Championship. Now he has his sights set on a world championship, a goal he hopes to achieve in 2015. A professional since 2008, Alvarado is a steel-chinned and rugged competitor whose style in the ring has made him a fan favorite. “Gemelo” won his first 14 bouts before a split decision loss to Orlando Rizo in 2011, and while he had success at 122 pounds, it wasn’t until his moved to 126 pounds that he began to fulfill his potential. Following his defeat of Castellanos, Alvarado was upset by former Olympian Rocky Juarez, but he rebounded in October of 2014 with a 12-round win over Juan Pablo Sanchez that earned him the WBC International Silver title at 130 pounds. Back at 126 pounds, Alvarado lost a decision to Eric Hunter in January of 2015, but a third round technical knockout of Rafael Castillo in March put him back on the right track and in line to face unbeaten hot prospect Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. on July 11 in Los Angeles which earned him a tough loss. Alvarado last faced Manuel “Tino” Avila in April 2016, losing via decision to the rising contender in Los Angeles. Ready for another shot at championship gold, Alvarado will leave it all in the ring taking on Jayson Velez on July 15.