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Undefeated Alvarez vs. Green, Dib vs. Oliver on FNF, video preview

The July 5 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated Light Heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (12-0, 8 KOs) and former Super Middleweight world title challenger “Sweetness” Allan Green (32-4, 22 KOs) in the 10-round Light Heavyweight main event. Friday’s show from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Main Event:

Alvarez, a 2008 Colombian Olympian, who lives in Montreal, is coming off a third-round TKO win over Nicholson Poulard.

“Alvarez is a very, very disciplined kid who has all his focus on boxing,” Alvarez’s trainer Marc Ramsay said. “Green is a very gifted fighter, but with somebody who’s very competitive, like Alvarez, it’s going to be a tough night for him.”

Oklahoma’s Allan scored a seventh-round TKO win over Renan St. Juste in his last fight.

“I’m pretty sure Alvarez hasn’t fought a guy like Allan,” Green’s trainer Anthony Wilson said. “But this kid (Alvarez), he’s not an Olympian for nothing. He’s very strong. He has a great 1-2 and is kind of sneaky with the right hand. Allan can’t stand in front of him. He’s got to do a lot of head movement, a lot of boxing. If Allan does what he’s supposed to do and listens, we’ll win the fight.”


Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit former Featherweight titlist Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2, 21 KOs, The Ring no. 7) of Australia against Connecticut’s Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs). Dib will look to rebound from a 12-round split decision loss against Evgeny Gradovich, while Oliver is looking to get back to his winning ways following a second-round knockout loss to former Junior Featherweight and Featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Lopez.