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    Petalcorin declares himself ready against KO artist Alvarado for IBF light-flyweight crown

    Oct 28, 2018

    RANDY Petalcorin and Felix Alvarado easily made weight Sunday, setting the stage for their International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight title fight at the Midas Hotel.

    The 26-year-old Davao-born fighter tipped the scale at exactly 108-lbs, while Alvarado came in a shade lighter at 107-lbs. during the official weigh-in held at the ESPN 5 Media Center.

    Petalcorin, fighting out of San Man Promotions and co-managed by Australian Peter Maniatis, said he didn’t have trouble making weight and declared himself ready for his shot at a regular world title on Monday night.

    “I’m ready for tomorrow,” said the Filipino southpaw, who holds a record of 28-2-1 (22 KOs) and trained by Fernando Lumacad.

    “I never had any trouble maintaining my weight,” said Petalcorin, who added the 108-lbs division is his natural weight class.

    Alvarado meanwhile, is just as confident as the heavy-puncher from Nicaragua vowed to knock the Filipino out and bring home the title belt with him.

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    The 29-year-old Alvarado has knocked out 29 of his 33 previous opponents and lost just twice in his pro career.

    Ernie Sharif will be the third man in the ring, with Michael Alexander, Alejandro Lopez, and Silvestre Abainza acting as the three judges who will score the 12-round bout.

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