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IBF junior flyweight titleholder Felix Alvarado signs with Golden Boy Promotions

The Nicaraguan veteran beefs up Golden Boy’s stable with another world champion on board.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Felix Alvarado, who currently holds the IBF junior flyweight (108 pounds) title, has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, joining his twin brother Rene, who has a secondary WBA belt at junior lightweight.

The 31-year-old Alvarado (35-2, 30 KO) has been on quite a run following his two losses, which came in back-to-back world title bids in 2013-14, losing to Kazuto Ioka at 108 pounds in Japan, then Juan Carlos Reveco at 112 pounds in Argentina, both road fights, obviously.

Since then, he’s won 17 straight fights. He claimed the vacant IBF title in Oct. 2018 by beating Randy Petalcorin via seventh round TKO in the Philippines, and defended the belt in May 2019 against Reiya Konishi in Japan, winning a clear decision over 12 rounds.

“Golden Boy is one of the biggest promoters in boxing,” said Alvarado. “So I have no doubt that this is the home where I belong, especially since my career will be guided by the legendary Oscar De La Hoya himself. At the same time, this signing is doubly satisfying because my brother Rene is also promoted by Golden Boy, and that’s where he became a world champion. That’s why I am confident that I made the right decision by signing with them.”

“Our stable just keeps getting better and stronger,” said De La Hoya. “This signing demonstrates that not only can we develop world champions like we have done with Canelo Alvarez and Joseph Diaz Jr, but we can also recruit them in order to take their careers to the next level. We are happy that Felix Alvarado is accompanying his brother Rene by joining the Golden Boy stable. It really is an impressive feat that we have two world champions who are also twin brothers. Expect them to fight on the same card very soon.”

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