A title fight between decorated amateur boxer and undefeated professional Quinton Randall (8-0, 2 KOs), and Ivan “Zurdo” Alvarez (31-13-1, 21 KOs) has been added to a February 24 card already. loaded on the 2022 RJJ Boxing on the UFC FIGHT PASS® Opener.
The semi-finals of the first World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) ‘4-Man Lightweight Tournament’, presented by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, headline the show live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS ®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, from Palenque De La Expo to Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. To register for the UFC FIGHT PASS, go to www.ufcfightpass.com.
“I’m honestly shocked,” Randall spoke of fighting on this platform for a title belt. “I didn’t think I would get a chance like this so soon. I am extremely happy and grateful for this opportunity.
“I am a boxer-puncher, which is embarrassing for my opponents. I am skillful and intelligent.
Randall, 31, fighting out of Houston, was a gold medalist at the US National Championships in 2016, as well as a runner-up at the US National Championships and Pan Am Games in 2017. He is stepping up as a pro against Alvarez, the former Hispanic WBC Youth Mundo light welterweight champion, in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC USNBC Silver Welterweight Championship.
“I think my amateur background helps me a lot,” noted Randall, who will fight in his first scheduled 10 rounds. “I’ve been around the world and fought at the highest level. It helps me a lot!”
Alvarez, who will fight at home in Ciudad Obregon, has become a keeper in the welterweight division. His most notable victories were against Jorge Paez, Jr. (41-13-2) and Noe Bolanos (24-5-1), both by stoppage.
“I’m not worried (about fighting in Alvarez’s backyard),” Randall added. “The best version of me is pretty good. I won’t leave that to the judges. My opponent is tough and he has decent power, but I can handle him. I’ll stop him in the middle or end of the round.
The WCBS “4-Man Tournament” semifinals are Luis “Koreano” Torres (14-0, 9 KOs) against Rodolfo “Rudy” Flores (14-5, 6 KOs), Isai “Gaga” Hernandez (11-2 – 2, 7 KO) against Irving “Poderoso” Castillo (11-2, 7 KO).
A pair of additional lightweight bouts are also scheduled to air on RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Venezuelan knockout artist Fradimil Macayo (15-1, 13 KOs) takes on undefeated Mexican fighter Armando Ramirez (5-0-1.2 KOs) in an 8 round bout.
Undefeated 19-year-old prospect Jorge “Jorgito” Cota (6-0, 4 KOs), the youngest of Mexico’s famed Fightin’ Montiel family, meets Guatemalan challenger Rene “Kampana” de Leon Mazariegos (7-3, 4 KOs) in a scheduled 6 rounds.
The UFC FIGHT PASS bouts are two matches: Nazario Castro Nieblas (8-2, 3 KOs) vs. 17-year-old Javier “Totopo” Carriello Montes (5-0, 3 KOs) in a 6-round battle of Mexican heavyweight featherweight and Houston super lightweight Emmanuel Rojas (3-0, 2 KOs) against Mexico’s Luis “El Faco” Angulo Bojorquez (4-4-1, 3 KOs).