|Real name||Eléyder Álvarez Baytar|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Reach||75 1⁄2 in (192 cm)|
April 8, 1984 |
|Wins by KO||11|
Eléyder Álvarez Baytar (born April 8, 1984), best known as Eleider Álvarez, is a Colombian professional boxer who has held the WBC Silver light-heavyweight title since 2014. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in the light-heavyweight division.
At the first Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas in Trinidad he was beaten by 18-year-old Cuban Julio César la Cruz 0:8. At the second Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas in Guatemala he squeaked by the same opponent with an 8:8 countback win, then beat old foe Julio Castillo 4:0 and Azea Austinama to win his Olympic ticket. In the final he also defeated fellow qualifier Julius Jackson.
At the 2008 Pan American Championships in Ecuador he won gold.
Based on his qualifying results he was given a first round bye in the 2008 Olympics, but after a 5-5 tie at the end of his second round bout with Britain's Tony Jeffries (eventual bronze medalist), Alvarez lost on countback.
Álvarez vs. Pascal
On April 15, 2017, it was announced that Álvarez would defend the WBC Silver light heavyweight title against Haitian Jean Pascal on the undercard of Adonis Stevenson's world title defense against Fonfara at the Centre Bell in Montreal, Canada on June 3, 2017. Álvarez was due to fight Stevenson next for the WBC world title, but took money to step aside. The event was scheduled to be shown live on Showtime and was confirmed on April 21. Álvarez outboxed Pascal, winning a majority decision after 12 rounds. One judge scored the fight 114-114, whilst the other two scored it 117-111 and 116-112 in favour of Álvarez. Pascal suffered his third defeat in five fights. Álvarez controlled the fight with his superior jab, accuracy and general ring work. Pascal felt he had done enough to get the win and wanted a rematch with Álvarez.
Issues with WBC
After Badou Jack (21-1-3, 13 KOs) defeated Nathan Cleverly in August 2017, to win the WBA 'Regular' light heavyweight title, he began to call out WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, knowing that Stevenson had a mandatory challenger. Stevenson shrugged it off, claiming he was ready for anyone. On September 8, 2017 mutual promoter Yvon Michel disclosed that there was serious ongoing negotiations between Stevenson and Álvarez to fight before the end on 2017. He revealed the fight would take place in Quebec. In September, Michel said that he had a difficult time finalizing a date and venue for the fight, which meant the fight could get pushed to the end of January 2018. He also responded to claims of Jack wanting to fight Stevenson, saying it would only be possible if it were a unification. Michel confirmed the fight would take place on Showtime in January 2018. Michel spoke to Showtime about not going head to head locally with David Lemieux's next fight, which would take place on December 16 on HBO. On November 8, there was rumours stating that Stevenson would once again pay Álvarez a step-aside fee, in order to fight Badou Jack. Álvarez spoke to TVA Sports saying, "I do not think I'm going to fight Stevenson. I do expect to receive that (step-aside offer), and then I will analyze it with my team." On December 1, it was reported that GYM had offered Álvarez a step-aside deal which would give him 'a multi-fight agreement with six-figure guarantee per fight', with Stevenson being part of deal as well. On December 6, the WBC announced that they would investigate into Stevenson's title reign and lack of mandatories. A week later, the WBC stated they would allow Stevenson to avoid Álvarez once again in order to fight Jack. The WBC went on to state they would order Álvarez to fight Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) for the interim title. Álvarez withdrew from the fight before the purse bid was scheduled on January 12. On April 11, news broke out from Álvarez’s manager, Stephane Lepine that a deal was yet to be reached with Álvarez to be properly compensated. Yvon Michel admitted he was working on a deal to keep Álvarez happy and this was the same reason as to why tickets had not yet gone on sale for the Stevenson-Jack fight, which was a month away.
Álvarez vs. Kovalev
On April 18, 2018 it was announced that a deal had been reached for Álvarez to challenge Sergey Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) for the his WBO light heavyweight title on HBO. Kovalev was originally scheduled to fight contender Marcus Browne in the summer of 2018, however due to having been arrested for domestic violence, Kovalev's promoter, Kathy Duva of Main Events got in contact with Álvarez's manager Lepine about a potential fight. Due to Álvarez fighting Kovalev, this meant the announcement of Stevenson vs. Jack would be imminent.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|23 fights||23 wins||0 losses|
|23||Win||23–0||Jean Pascal||MD||12||Jun 3, 2017||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC Silver light-heavyweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Lucian Bute||TKO||5 (12), 2:22||Feb 24, 2017||Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC Silver light-heavyweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Norbert Dąbrowski||UD||10||Dec 10, 2016||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|20||Win||20–0||Robert Berridge||UD||10||Jul 29, 2016||Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|19||Win||19–0||Isaac Chilemba||MD||12||Nov 28, 2015||Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC Silver light-heavyweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Isidro Ranoni Prieto||UD||12||Aug 15, 2015||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC Silver light-heavyweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Anatoliy Dudchenko||TKO||2 (10), 1:05||Jun 12, 2015||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Ryno Liebenberg||TKO||7 (12), 1:52||Oct 25, 2014||Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Won WBC Silver light-heavyweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Alexander Johnson||UD||10||May 24, 2014||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|14||Win||14–0||Andrew Gardiner||UD||10||Jan 18, 2014||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|13||Win||13–0||Edison Miranda||UD||10||Sep 28, 2013||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|12||Win||12–0||Nicholson Poulard||TKO||3 (12), 2:08||Mar 22, 2013||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBO–NABO light-heavyweight title;
Won WBA–NABA light-heavyweight title
|11||Win||11–0||Danny McIntosh||KO||8 (10), 2:02||Dec 14, 2012||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBO–NABO light-heavyweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Daniel Regi||TKO||2 (8), 2:20||Oct 12, 2012||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|9||Win||9–0||Shawn Hawk||UD||12||Jun 8, 2012||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBO–NABO light-heavyweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Rayco Saunders||UD||8||Apr 20, 2012||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|7||Win||7–0||Emiliano Cayetano||KO||1 (12), 2:33||Dec 10, 2011||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won vacant WBO–NABO light-heavyweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Michael Walchuk||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||Oct 20, 2011||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|5||Win||5–0||David Whittom||UD||4||May 21, 2011||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|4||Win||4–0||Ernesto Zamora||TKO||3 (4), 1:38||Apr 8, 2011||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|3||Win||3–0||Alvaro Enriquez||UD||4||Nov 7, 2009||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|2||Win||2–0||Willard Lewis||TKO||2 (4), 1:40||Oct 3, 2009||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|1||Win||1–0||Jesse Sanders||KO||1 (4), 2:03||Aug 28, 2009||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
- South Americans 2006
- PanAm 2007 results
- Olympic qualifier
- "Eleider Alvarez vs. Jean Pascal Eyed For Stevenson-Fonfara - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Stevenson-Fonfara, Alvarez-Pascal To Land at Bell Centre - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Photos: Stevenson-Fonfara, Alvarez-Pascal - Face To Face at Presser - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Eleider Alvarez Decisions Jean Pascal To Retain Mandatory Spot - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
- "Eleider Alvarez impresses in decision victory over Jean Pascal - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
- "Adonis Stevenson To Badou Jack: You Called Me Out - I'm Ready! - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
- "Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez in Serious Negotiations - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
- "Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez May Get Pushed To 2018 - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
- "Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
- "Alvarez Furious With WBC, Doubts Adonis Stevenson Bout Happens - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
- "Alvarez To Sign Step-Aside, Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack Next?". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
- "WBC Investigating Adonis Stevenson and Lack of Mandatories". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
- "WBC allows Stevenson step-aside, orders Alvarez vs. Gvozdyk". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
- "Eleider Alvarez Withdraws From Oleksandr Gvozdyk Purse Bid". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
- "Eleider Alvarez Situation Holding Up Stevenson-Jack Promotion". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
- "Kovalev To Fight Eleider Alvarez, Not Browne; Date, Venue TBA". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
- "Sergey Kovalev's Promoter Details The Eleider Alvarez Deal". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byAndrzej Fonfara
|WBO–NABO light-heavyweight champion
December 10, 2011 – January 2014
Title next held byThomas Williams Jr.
|WBA–NABA light-heavyweight champion
March 22, 2013 – May 2014
Title next held byArtur Beterbiev
|WBC Silver light-heavyweight champion
October 25, 2014 – present