Elvis Álvarez

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Elvis Álvarez
Statistics
Rated at Flyweight
Super flyweight
Bantamweight
Nationality Colombian
Born (1965-02-02)February 2, 1965
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Died July 16, 1995(1995-07-16) (aged 30)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 31
Wins by KO 19
Losses 8
Draws 3

Elvis Álvarez (born 1965-02-02, Medellín, Colombia – died 1995-07-16) was professional boxer in the flyweight division.

Boxing career[edit]

Álvarez turned professional in 1985 and captured the vacant WBO flyweight title with a decision win over Miguel Mercedes in 1989, and quickly vacated his title in March 1990 due to lack of interest in belt. In 1991 he captured the WBA flyweight title with a decision win over Leopard Tamakuma, but lost it in his first defense to Yong-Kang Kim. In 1994, in his only American appearance, he lost a twelve round decision to Junior Jones for the WBA bantamweight title. It was to be his last fight.

Murder[edit]

Álvarez was shot to death on July 16, 1995 in Medellín, Colombia.[1][2][3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People in Sports". Eugene Register-Guard. July 17, 1995. p. 2B. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff and Wire Reports (July 17, 1995). "Fortunate Herbert Wins British Grand Prix". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Marty Mulcahey (July 24, 2007) Maxboxing.com A Sad History of Boxing – Part II
Preceded by
Leopard Tamakuma
WBA Flyweight Champion
14 Mar 1991 – 1 Jun 1991
Succeeded by
Yong-Kang Kim
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
WBO Flyweight Champion
3 Mar 1989 – Mar 1990
Vacated
Succeeded by
Isidro Perez