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Felix Alvarado officially moves up to flyweight, takes on Luis Hernandez on May 21

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Last month, Felix Alvarado officially vacated his IBF junior flyweight title to move up four pounds to campaign as a flyweight.

The 33-year-old power-puncher will begin the next chapter of his career when he faces meet Luis Cerrito Hernandez in Managua, Nicaragua on May 21.

“I want to do a stay busy fight and I want to do it at home,” Alvarado (37-2, 32 knockouts) told The Ring through manager William Ramirez. “I haven’t fought in Nicaragua in a few years and want to give them a show.”

Ramirez is pleased his fighter is able to end an extended period of inactivity before looking to secure a title fight in the second half of 2022.

“It’s extremely important for Felix to fight right now,” said Ramirez, who expertly guided Alvarado to the IBF 108-pound title, of which he made two successful defenses.

“Felix has been inactive for nearly a year now and we want to see how is power translates to 112-pounds.”

Hernandez turned professional in 2016. The 22-year-old Mexican lost his debut but rebounded with several wins. He lost three consecutive fights to rising prospect Argi Cortes (KO 8), WBC No. 1 challenger Angel Ayala Lardizabal (UD 6) and once-beaten Rocco Santomauro (MD 10). However, he has since won his last two and has a record of 10-5-1 with 6 KOs.

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