Press Release: Roger Gutierrez (15-0-1) vs. Rene Alvarado (25-8) is an eight-round super featherweight fight that headlines tonight (July 14th) at Los Angeles' LA Live. Boxeo Estelar will air tape delayed coverage on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
Below is what the July 14th boxers had to say at an open workout this week:
ROGER "THE KID" GUTIERREZ:
"I get to represent my people of Venezuela in this fight. This is my first professional fight in the U.S., and I'm excited to be able to do that against someone like Alvarado who has fought for titles and has proven to be a skillful fighter. We work on everything in camp, so I feel prepared to make my U.S debut."
RENE "GEMELO" ALVARADO:
"I have a lot to gain if I win in this fight. I have to make my upward climb back to the top, and this fight is a step in that direction. I am by no means expecting an easy fight - we both want this."
Edgar Valerio, a 10-0 featherweight who faces Jairo Ochoa (18-11) on the same card had this to say: "Right now, I feel like I've been getting better at being patient and calm in the ring. Boxing isn't a game and taking punches isn't easy, but I feel I've improved on keeping my composure."
JAIME "JAIMITO" ARBOLEDA, Super Featherweight Prospect:
"I have so much pride in being able to represent Panama. I will be going up against a Filipino fighter. He is fast, but we have prepared well to take him on and be able to box him. I feel good, and I am excited to fight in Los Angeles and give a good show."