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Roger Gutierrez-Rene Alvarado tops July 14 ‘LA Fight Club’ show

Roger Gutierrez

A crossroads bout will headline the next ‘LA Fight Club’ card on July 14.

Unbeaten junior lightweight prospect Roger Gutierrez will square off against battle-tested Rene Alvarado, Golden Boy Promotions Robert Diaz told The eight-round bout will take place at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live on Estrella TV (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).

Gutierrez (15-0-1, with 12 knockouts) will not only be taking a significant step up in opposition against Alvarado, but he will be fighting for the first time in the United States. The 22-year-old Gutierrez has only fought once outside his native Venezuela.

In his last bout on February 11, Gutierrez stopped Ciro Molero in the second round.

Alvarado (25-8, 17 KOs) is coming off a second-round knockout win over Moises Olivas on May 26.

The former featherweight contender from Nicaragua has fought a who’s who of the top fighters at 126 and 130 pounds. Prior to the Olivas fight, Alvarado lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Yuriorkis Gamboa.

The 28-year-old veteran defeated Jayson Velez on July 15, but has lost to Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz, Andrew Cancio, and Manuel ‘Tino’ Avila.

Also fighting on the ‘Boxeo Estelar’ telecast will be unbeaten featherweight Edgar Valerio (10-0, with 6 KOs) of Los Angeles. The 22-year-old boxer-puncher fights under the Golden Boy Promotions banner and is managed by Joel De La Hoya. will air the Golden Boy Promotions card in its entirety, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing