Guadalajara – The blood called to him. Football, Americans or basketball failed to convince him, and in the end Johansen Álvarez envisioned winning a worldwide reputation in the ring net, just like his uncle “Carneiro”.
The 17-year-old super lightweight boxer will start the match at Jalisco Stadium on June 19th. His opponent will be confirmed and he will write his own history in the field of professional boxing.
John told CANCHA: “Having a surname (Álvarez) is a lot of responsibility, but I will perform a good performance in a good way and represent the family’s legacy well.”
“Let Chepo (Reynoso) appear in my corner, Marcelo (López), my father, and my uncle Saúl. It’s incredible. I know that all my support is very cool inside me. Special feeling.”
Until two years ago, he still lived in the United States. His mother is a semi-professional football player. He started practicing the same sports and later tried American and basketball.
But when he participated in the “Canelo” fight, the family seeds of boxing began to sprout.
His father Gonzalo recalled: “I started seeing what he wanted to box in his state (on social networks). When I saw that he was serious about sports, I took him to Harry Sco, that is the birthplace of the Alvarez dynasty.” He was also a boxer.
Two years ago, the heir to the dynasty won his amateur career with 23 battles, all of them won.
He shared: “I came to Mexico because this is what I really want to do. I left my mother and brothers. This is the greatest harm to me, but every sacrifice has its rewards, and I am willing to do so. do.”
Julián Magdaleno gym received him, just like Saúl Álvarez did 17 years ago.
“It’s a sense of pride to train here. Many world champions come from here. Except for this very humble place, all of us don’t get along. We are friends and we support each other. I feel at home,” the young man Say.
“This will not affect me (the shadow of “Canelo”). If I lose a fight, it may happen to all of us. This happens to Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Sol himself. This It is that I know very well that even though he is his nephew, I can fail, but we will give him all the will so that it will not happen.
Boxers, waiters and students
Training, work and study are part of Johansen Álvarez’s daily work.
“Recently I just opened a Danshui store, and now I am working as a waiter in a restaurant. I go to high school at night, only on Saturdays, but I want to continue my studies because I really like doing business. I want to be an investor, a business Home, company or similar company,” John said.
“The biggest advice my family gave me that they will serve me until I die is to be disciplined and be a good person. I value things very much, I am patient, and I will never blur my heart.”.
‘Your uncle will not be in trouble’
Chepo Reynoso told Johansen Álvarez that he had an advantage over your uncle Saúl Álvarez, and the 17-year-old young boxer was surprised.
When John was born, the WBC and WBA world champions met his mentor.
“(John) stared at me and asked me why. Well, because your uncle came to the gym 17 years ago, we neither have the same experience, nor the same relationship, ability, and now we can provide you with more services , So you have more advantages, I told him: “Reynoso shared with CANCHA.
The coach continues the legacy of the Alvarez dynasty by serving as Johan’s manager, and he believes he is ready to face the beginning of his career.
-What did you observe in John?
He is a disciplined boy, he is the most important thing in everything you do. He has strict discipline and strong sense of responsibility, but in addition to his talent, he has also learned his own knowledge and development. He really wants to be a member of the boxing world. It integrates a lot of things, thinking that important things are substantial. As long as he does not lose its essence, he can follow his advice.
-What did you instill in boxers?
First, respect. Regarding your profession, no matter what it is, the most important thing is that you have to respect it, because it is your chosen profession, because it is very dangerous, and respect is to completely adapt yourself to the requirements of boxing profession. If you respect this, then things will be fine, and there will be no excuses when failure comes. You know that you must be fully prepared when fighting. This is what we let guys know about the dangers in boxing. The reason why we are strict is that we know what we are playing in every game and we cannot indulge in irresponsible behavior.
-What are the similarities between John and Uncle Sol?
All Alvarez people are strong, and this boy is no exception. Discipline and simplicity. I told him: “The name you carry is a very important responsibility, and Sauer’s prestige is even more important. Your uncle will not knock your fist in an hour.
You must be yourself, be prepared, and make full use of your surname as a showcase, but responsibility is your responsibility, and it is very important. Please imagine that you left Alvarez in a bad way.
“I define myself as a punch boxer, he knows how to move my waist well. I know how to use ropes, just like Sol. I admire his discipline and hard work, which is not above the fist It goes without saying. They are my role models in boxing all my uncles. They are my idols.”
Johansen Alvarez (JohansenÁlvarez)
Boxer and nephew of “Canelo”
“He has a lot of talent, he listens, he moves, he launches a counterattack, he is strong, he is well trained. When he started shooting hard, this is where we noticed that he has that talent. Especially when When he fought back, he knocked him out. Naturally, this is what my brother (Saúl) did very well.
Johnson’s boxer and dad
“This boy knows (responsibility), and we have full confidence in him, and we hope he will be lucky the day he debuts.”
Jose Chepo Reynoso
Manager of Johansen Álvarez
In the picture
*Amateur won 23 victories
*John beats 0 times
* Johansen Álvarez is 17 years old