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Juan Diaz and Mike Alvarado Return with Stoppage Victories

Juan Diaz Fernando Garcia Liz Kreutz Photo by Liz Kreutz

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, two former world titlists returned on UniMas’s Solo Boxeo with stoppage wins at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas.

In tonight’s main event, Juan Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) returned to the ring after an almost two-year layoff with a ninth-round knockout victory against Fernando Garcia (30-8-2, 18 KOs).

Diaz started the fight off in his usual way with shots to the body and a five-punch combination in Round 2. Diaz, a 32-year-native of Houston, scored more and more combination punches in each round, finally hurting Garcia badly in Round 9.

After cornering Garcia with a fusillade of bombs, the referee stopped the fight, earning Diaz is first KO win since 2013 in his first fight since 2014.

What do you think is next for the Baby Bull? Let us know in the comment section below.

Alvarado Returns with First Win since March 2013
Liz Kreutz Mike Alvarado Saul CorralPhoto by Liz Kreutz

In tonight’s co-main event, Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) made his somewhat-anticipated return with a third-round stoppage against Saul Corral (19-7, 20 KOs).

Alvarado, a 35-year-old veteran of Denver, Colorado, showed some signs of rust and wear, but nevertheless got to work early with some toe-to-toe action.

In Round 2, Alvarado landed a thunderous right hand before trading again with Corral in the center of the ring.

In the following round, Alvarado hurt Corral with a powerful shot that set up a combination that ended matters at 1:25 of Round 3.

Alvarado says he’s ready for elite competition again, but he may need a fight or two first.

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