Manuel Avila and Rene Alvarado

Manuel Avila and Rene Alvarado To Collide At Featherweight April 1st

Published On February 25, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

Gilberto Gonzalez will feature as co-main event on the night.


In a brawl that only LA FIGHT CLUB could bring its devoted and knowledgeable boxing fans, former NABF Super Bantamweight Champion Manuel “Tino” Avila (19-0, 8 KOs) is ready for a showdown to defend his undefeated record as he moves up to featherweight to face off against Nicaraguan warrior and former WBC Silver Featherweight Champion Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (23-6, 16 KOs) in a 10-round main event on April 1 at The Belasco Theater and live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.

In the televised co-main event, Mexican warrior Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez (25-3, 21 KOs) of Mexico City will return to make his second showing at LA FIGHT CLUB to compete in an eight-round super lightweight bout against an opponent to be named soon.

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said:

“Manuel Avila is one of Golden Boy’s top fighters and rising stars to watch so his move up to featherweight on April 1will be an exciting event to see.” 

On the non-televised undercard and streaming live on Ring TV, Columbian transplant Oscar Torres (8-0, 4 KOs), who is now fighting out of Los Angeles, and former martial arts WLF Champion Melsik Baghdasaryan (3-0, 1 KO) of Glendale, Calif. will put their undefeated records on the line in an exciting six-round welterweight bout.

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