The latest member of the Alvarez family to make his mark in the boxing world, Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez will step into the spotlight on Saturday, November 29, when he faces surging former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris in the super welterweight main event of this weekend’s Televisa and FOX Deportes-televised event at Módulo Comude de San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
In the co-featured bout of the evening, unbeaten Guadalajara star Horacio “Violento” Garcia puts his perfect record on the line in a 10-round bantamweight bout against seasoned veteran Jose “Cacho” Silveira
Alvarez vs. Harris, a 12-round super welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Mexico – Live It To Believe It! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins 6:00 p.m. CT. The FOX Deportes broadcast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT and the Televisa broadcast airs at 11:30 p.m. CT.
Part of a fighting family that includes brothers Canelo, Rigoberto and Ricardo, 28-year-old Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (20-4-2, 12 KOs) hopes to add a world title to the family trophy case in 2015, but first he has business with Vivian Harris to tend to this Saturday. Unbeaten in 14 of his last 15 bouts, a stretch that includes six consecutive wins, Alvarez is in prime form at the moment, and after defeating Omar Chavez for the NABO 154-pound title in September, momentum is on the side of the Guadalajara native’s side.
A native of Guyana who makes his home in Brooklyn, New York, 36-year-old “Vicious” Vivian Harris (32-9-2, 19 KOs) is one of the most respected veterans in the sport today, and though the former junior welterweight world champion hit a rough patch in his career for a bit, since his 2013 win over Shakha Moore, he is undefeated in three straight, with his two most recent victories coming over Danny O’Connor and Jorge Paez Jr. On Saturday, he looks to upset the odds once more and show the world that he’s not ready to be written off.
Long considered to be a top candidate to bring a world title back to Mexico, 24-year-old Horacio “Violento” Garcia (27-0, 19 KOs) has upped the ante in 2014, going 4-0 with four knockouts leading up to this Saturday’s bout. Currently ranked number 13 in the world by the WBC, Garcia is coming off a fifth-round technical knockout of Jonathan Perez in August that saw him notch the first successful defense of his WBC Continental Americas title.
Merida’s Jose “Cacho” Silveria (15-11, 6 KOs) is approaching his 10th year as a professional, and he hopes that a win over Garcia will set up a 2015 campaign in which he can challenge for a world title once more. A former IBA bantamweight champion, the 35-year-old will undoubtedly use his world-class experience to take Garcia into deep waters this weekend.
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