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E. Alvarez-Green card to feature Dib’s return

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Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Eleider “Storm” Alvarez, of Montreal, Quebec, will pursue his fourth straight stoppage win against former super middleweight title challenger Allan “Ghost Dog” Green, of Tulsa, Ok., in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., on Friday.

Alvarez (12-0, 8 knockouts), who is 29, was last in action in March when he scored a third-round knockout of Nicholson Poulard, whose winning streak of six consecutive fights, three of which were knockouts, was ended.

In the co-feature, former IBF featherweight beltholder Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2, 21 KOs), of Australia, meets “Machine Gun” Mike Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs), of Harford, Conn.

Dib is coming off a split-decision loss to Evgeny Gradovich in March for the IBF belt, and Oliver, a second-round stoppage loss to ex-beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez in October of 2011.

Another bout on the card matches junior lightweight “Magic Man” Luis Olivares, Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs), of Glendale, Ariz., who is promoted by Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent), against Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Perez (4-0, 2 KOs).

Still other matchups will feature welterweights Jimmy Williams (3-0, 2 KOs), of Hartford, Conn., and Saul Almeida (0-1), of Framingham, Mass., and featherweights Nate Green (3-0, 1 KO), of New Haven, Conn., and Micah Branch (1-6-1), of Cincinnati, Oh.

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