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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Alaverdian to Fight on Thursday

Super flyweight David Alaverdian is scheduled to fight this coming Thursday, October 14. The contest will take place at Auditorio Benito Juarez in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Alaverdian is 4-0 with 3 KOs. All of his fights have taken place in Mexico.

Alaverdian is an Israeli-born, U.S.-based 28 year old. A slick boxer, David can switch stances to throw off his opponent's rhythm. Recently, he has begun working with the legendary trainer Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

"I feel blessed. To be honest I never thought such thing can happen to me in my wildest dreams," says Alaverdian about getting the opportunity to train with Mayweather.

The up-and-comer started boxing at about seven years of age. He inherited his mom's genetics, and so his dad worried David would be bullied because of his small stature. As a result, his dad forced David to take up boxing. "I was quitting on and off all the time," David remembers. "I didn't like boxing because I was forced to do it."

At eighteen years old, just before his induction into mandatory military service in Israel, David fell in love with the sport and began to take it seriously. He was talented but eventually became disillusioned with the corruption in amateur boxing.

Alaverdian debuted as a pro in December 2019. Though he has faced limited competition during his nearly two-year pro career, he has shown improvement. David understands where he has grown as a boxer." I think I got a little bit tougher," he reveals.

"I stopped jumping a lot. In the amateurs, the boxers they jump to throw punches. In the professionals it takes too much energy because there's way more rounds," David explains.

He last fought on May 7, a third round TKO victory in Hermasillo, Sonora, Mexico. No opponent has yet been named for Thursday's bout.

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