April 4th 2014-Foro Polanco, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Joebert Alvarez (13-0-1, 6) vs Julian Rivera (13-8-1, 2)
In 2014 Mexican fans saw talented Filipino Joebert Alvarez battle against Julian Rivera.
July 15th 2016-Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Joebert Alvarez (15-1-1, 7) Vs Miguel Cartagena (14-3, 5)
In 2014 we saw Joebert Alvarez put in a very credible performance against Juan Francisco Estrada. In early 2016 we saw Alvarez defeat Jonthan Gonzalez. We expecting to be impressed again when he took on Miguel Cartagena this past past July.
Every so often a fighter goes into a bout with the world expecting them to be badly beaten yet they show their ability and manage to not only survive but also put in a great effort that keeps them competitive with a much more touted fighter. A few weeks ago we saw one such bout when the much unheralded Jomar Fajardo fought to a draw with Francisco Rodriguez Jr and this past weekend we saw another with Joebert Alvarez genuinely impressing despite losing to unified Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada.
The bout, marred somewhat by headclashes, saw Alvarez acquitting himself excellently and certainly saw his stock rise despite the loss, which was much more competitive than the scorecards would indicate. Like Estrada himself, who grew in stature following a loss to Roman Gonzalez, a loss has done Alvarez no harm and we can't wait to see this talented youngster, dubbed "The Little Pacman" in action again.
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