(photo credit: Mr. Ryuta Kato)
Former world rated Jobert "Little Pacman" Alvarez (17-2-1,7) simply showcase his world class boxing skills by defeating veteran Roque Lauro (13-21-5) Tuesday night at Makati Cinema Square in Makati City.
Alvarez puts Lauro in trouble in multiple times but tough Lauro managed to escape with his akward style. Alvarez was trying to push a late round stoppage win but a cut on his eyebrow from a head clash was bothering him in late rounds. Alvarez almost shutout his opponent but the judges atleast gave one round for Roque Lauro. All judges gave the same score of 99-91 in favor of Alvarez.
In his interview during United Cup 16 at Makati Cinema Square, Alvarez aims for the top again after his impressive win.
"Medyo nahirapan ako sa bilis ni Lauro saka nahirapan rin ako sa sugat ko, Tuloy-tuloy lang ang laban hanggang mag world champion, Hindi ko lang alam kung saan ang laban" said Alvarez.
Alvarez also explained his first round shocking stoppage loss to Cartagena, "Nagkamali ako, nagmadali ako noon pero 100% condition ko noon. He also thanked his manager Nonito Donaire Sr after the fight, "Salamat Nonito Donaire Sr., salamat kuya"
Alvarez who held various regional and International titles including WBO-NABO, WBC Continental Americas and Asia Pacific titles is still under the management of Nonito Donaire Sr. and now training with Jun Agrabio in United gym.