Felix Alvarado vacates IBF 108-pound title, will fight at flyweight

Felix Alvarado has become the latest boxer to shift weight classes.

FightNights.com has learned that Alvarado has formally vacated his IBF junior flyweight title reign.

Alvarado (37-2, 32 KOs) won the then-vacant strap in October 2018 with a seventh-round stoppage against Randy Petalcorin in the Philippines. However, the 33-year-old Nicaraguan would make just two title defenses, which partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He traveled to Japan for his first title defense against Reiya Konishi and won a comfortable unanimous decision over the former title challenger. Following a 20-month layoff, Alvarado made his second defense, a 10th-round TKO of former strawweight world champion Deejay Kriel.

Alvarado most recently fought last August 14 in Texas on the Vergil Ortiz Jr.-Egidijus Kavaliauskas card, where he scored a first-round knockout if Israel Vazquez. The bout, which was originally scheduled for 10 rounds, was contested at junior flyweight, but his title was not at stake.

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