Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/16/12
Undefeated North American Boxing Organization ("NABO") Light Heavyweight Champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (8-0, 5 KOs) makes his first title defense on Friday, June 8 against Native American challenger Shawn "The Sioux Warrior" Hawk (23-1, 19 KOs), headlining the fifth and final edition of this year's popular GYM Fast & Furious Boxing Series, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal. Alvarez, a 28-year-old Colombian native who lives in Montreal, is on the fast track to stardom in the 175-pound division.  The 2008 Colombian Olympian captured the NABO title belt last December, stopping Emiliano Cayetano (21-3) in the opening round.  Alvarez, who is rated No. 15 by the World Boxing Organization ("WBO"), won all eight rounds in his most recent fight against Rayco Saunders (22-15-2) this past April. "On June 8," Alvarez said about his 10-round main event, "it will be my first fight as the main event of the GYM series and I'm very proud. In the ring, I intend to justify the confidence ...
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