Rocky Juarez is in a must win situation after semi-retired for two years. He’s scheduled to face Rene Alvarado (20-2, 14 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua on Monday at the Fort Bliss–Stout Physical Fitness Center, El Paso, Texas for the WBC silver featherweight title for Golden Boy Live! show Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes on a Memorial Day celebration.
Rocky Juarez (29-10-1, 21 KO’s) a two-time featherweight world title challenger, and medalists for 2000 Olympic Games is looking forward to duplicate his knockout victory against Antonio Escalante two years ago. He’s hoping for a rebound after suffering from six straight losses.
“This is definitely a must-win situation. This is a fight where I have already said that if I happen to lose this fight, then that will be it. I’ll hang ’em up and just call it quits,“ Juarez told RingTV.com.
During the weigh in at the Woodlands Ballroom, Airway Boulevard Alvarado and Juarez both looked fit and ready to rumble. Both came in under the featherweight limit of 126 pounds. Alvarado weighed 125.6 pounds, while Juarez weighed 125.2.
On another note, Hall of Fame WWE Commentator Jim Ross will be making his boxing commentary debut.
What you need to know about this fight:
Monday, May 26
5:00 p.m. Ft. Bliss – Stout Physical Fitness Center Doors Open
Location: Ft. Bliss – Stout Physical Fitness Center
Cassidy Road, Building 2930
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
5:30 p.m. First fight begins
7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1 & Fox Deportes Golden Boy Live! Telecast Begins