Roger Gutierrez Avenges Defeat to Rene Alvarado – Wins WBA Super-Featherweight Title

Published 01/02/2021, 6:41 PM EST


Roger Gutierrez is the new WBA super-feather champion of the world. The Venezuelan took on former champion Rene Alvarado on the undercard of Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell. This was the second time the pair met in the ring and this time Gutierrez got the better of Alvarado.

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This was the second of the two title fights on the undercard. Rene Alvarado’s brother Felix successfully defended his belt in the fight before. However, Gutierrez came out on top with the added motivation and was crowned the new WBA super-featherweight champion via unanimous decision.

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The fight started with a bang with the Venezuelan knocking down the Nicaraguan twice in the third one. The fight could have been over then and there for Alvarado. However, he showed the spirit of a true champion to fight back.

Despite this, Gutierrez continued to keep the pressure on his opponent and landed powerful shots in the clinch. He used his height advantage and made it awkward for Alvarado to settle in the fight. Ultimately, getting the decision victory over the Nicaraguan.

READ: Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell: Fight Prediction and Analysis

Roger Gutierrez came in with added motivation.

The challenger came into the fight against Alvarado, looking to make his late mother proud. He sadly lost his mother to a battle with cancer and said he was fighting in memory of her. This increased desire showed in the fight as Gutierrez was willing to go the extra mile to get the win.

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Furthermore, Gutierrez had lost to Alvarado in 2017 and was looking to avenge his defeat. He was successful in his efforts and inflicted Rene Alvarado’s first defeat in 2017. Taking his WBA super-featherweight title in the process.

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Therefore, both fighters delivered on the big stage and showed why they were competing in a title bout. Gutierrez was the better fighter on the night, and we don’t think anyone will have a problem with the decision this time. What did you make of the performance from Roger Gutierrez?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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