By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA super welterweight champion Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez (26-2, 19 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Austin Trout (21-0, 13 KOs) on February 5th at the Sergio Leon Chávez Soccer Stadium in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. For Trout, this is good news and now he’s only waiting for fight night. According to manager Eddy Reynoso, all is in place for the bout which will take place at an altitude of 5,656 feet in Irapuato, which is located about 200 miles northwest of Mexico City.
Sources indicate that “Español” Alvarez is sparring with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBC Youth titleholder Gilberto Ramirez.
In other fights on the card, Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (19-2, 15 KOs) faces Yader Escobar (23-3, 15 KOs) in a WBA miniumweight eliminator and super bantamweights Horacio Garcia (12-0, 10 KOs) and Orlando Rizo (11-2, 9 KOs) meet for the WBA international title.