Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez was born on January 5th, 1977 and as a pro has amassed an excellent record of 21-4, 12KO's.
Alvarez began boxing at the age of 19. As an amateur he won five New Jersey State Golden Gloves championships and finished third in the nationals.
Alvarez turned pro on July 19th, 2002, scoring a first round KO over Steve Evans.
Over the next five years Alvarez gradually climbed the ranks in the welterweight division, running his record to a perfect 19-0, 11 KO and picking up theWBO NABO welterweight belt along the way.
On December 20th, 2007 Alvarez faced off against Joshua Clottey in an IBF welterweight title eliminator. It was a very close fight, but in the end Clottey was able to pull out the close decision.
After the loss to Clottey, Alvarez took some time off from the sport to regroup. A little less then a full year later, Alvarez signed with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, and got his career back underway.
On November 7th, 2008 at Bally’s Hotel in Atlantic City, Alvarez took on fellow Star Boxing stable-mate, and U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen.
It was a very exciting fight, with good action from both fighters. In the end though Alvarez was the busier of the two, earning him a well deserved ten round decision.
On March 6th, 2009 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, Alvarez once again was matched up with a Star Boxing stable-mate. This time it was against defending USBA welterweight champion Delvin Rodriguez, and it was an official IBF welterweight eliminator for the number two spot. The fight was the
main event on that evening’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights”.
Alvarez used an aggressive come forward style to walk down the taller Rodriguez. When he would get inside Alvarez would flurry, scoring well with both hands.
It was a very close fight with both fighters having their moments throughout. In the 12th and final round both fighters stood toe to toe, bringing the packed house to a standing ovation. The decision truly could have went either way, unfortunately for Alvarez the judges awarded Rodriguez a narrow thin twelve
On March 6th, 2010, Alvarez took on hard hitting Alexis Camacho at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.
Alvarez and Camacho wasted no time in getting acquainted as they both came
out in the first firing.
In the 2nd, the southpaw Alvarez began finding the range for his left hand, landing two short overhand lefts that rocked Camacho.
As the fight progressed from each round to the next, Alvarez got stronger and stronger. To Camacho's credit, he showed guts, and a very good chin, as he kept pressing forward as Alvarez's punches continued to find there mark.
In the 7th Camacho seemed to be tiring a bit and Alvarez began pouring it on. Just when it looked as though Camacho might be getting back into the fight, landing a nice combination to the body of Alvarez, a huge left hand from Alvarez sent Camaco flat on his back. The referee began his count, but could see Camacho was in no condition to continue and called a halt to the contest. Official time of the stoppage was 1:30 of the 7th round.
It was a very impressive showing for Alvarez as he looks to get himself back into title contention. With the win he improved his record to 21-2, 12KO while Camacho dropped to 17-3, 16KO.
Alvarez is the oldest child in his family. He has two brothers and four sisters. He is currently engaged to his long-time girlfriend Jamie. When he is not boxing Alvarez works full-time as a mentor and behavioral assistant to young youths. Alvarez also works part-time as an entertainment casual.
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