UPSET WIN. Joebert Alvarez poses with trainer Nonito Donaire Sr after stopping Jonathan Gonzalez in Puerto Rico. Photo from Donaire’s Facebook –
Alvarez scores a 6th round technical knockout over the former amateur star in Puerto Rico to earn the biggest victory of his career.
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Joebert Alvarez scored the biggest win over his career, stopping Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez in 6 rounds at the Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Sunday, March 20.
Alvarez (15-1-1, 7 knockouts) of General Santos City, Philippines knocked Gonzalez (18-2-1, 12 KOs) down in round two before a combination put him down for the last time 4 rounds later, Alvarez’s trainer Nonito Donaire Sr tells Rappler.
The win earned Alvarez the vacant WBO NABO and WBC FECARBOX flyweight titles, regional belts which could position Alvarez for a world ranking with those organizations.
Gonzalez, a former amateur star in Puerto Rico, had been unbeaten in his last 6 fights following his lone career defeat, a fourth round knockout loss to former champion Giovani Segura in 2013.
Alvarez, 26, had shown hints of his potential in his previous fight in December of 2014, when he went the distance with WBO/WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada in a non-title fight.
Donaire Sr says Alvarez’s promoter All Star Boxing has plans of putting Alvarez on a fight card on July 9 against an opponent to be determined.