Roger Gutierrez drops Rene Alvarado three times, wins decision
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Roger Gutierrez used big rounds to get past Rene Alvarado on the Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell card Saturday in Dallas.

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Gutierrez lost seven of 12 rounds but put his rival down three times to win a unanimous decision — 113-112 on all three cards — in a competitive junior lightweight bout. Boxing Junkie also scored it 113-112 for Gutierrez.

Gutierrez (25-3-1, 20 KOs) landed the decisive blow in the final round, when a short left hook to the chin put Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) down for a third time.

That gave the Venezuelan a 10-8 round, which was the difference in the scoring.

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Roger Gutierrez is overcome with emotion after his victory. Tim Warner / Getty Images

Gutierrez, who was stopped by Alvarado in 2017, had a huge third round. A right uppercut about 30 seconds into the round put Alvarado on the canvas. Moments later a straight put him down again.

At that point, Alvarado seemed to be on the verge of being stopped but, as Gutierrez slowed down, he was able to recover and land his own shots late in the round.

The rest of the fight was difficult to score, although Alvarado seemed to be somewhat busier and landed a few more clean shots.

Thus, the result was up in the air as the bell rang to start the final round. And Gutierrez seized the moment, scoring his knockdown to secure the victory.

Gutierrez took a secondary 130-pound title from Alvarado with the victory.

Alvarado’s twin brother, Felix, stopped Dee-jay Kriel in the preceding fight.

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