Kevin “El Alfa” Brown welcomed himself into professional boxing. The Cuban prospect got here in through the front door on Sunday beating former world champion José Alfaro by second-round technical knockout at the ring of the Hotel Casino Royale in Orlando, Florida.
Accurate, explosive and fixed, Brown didn’t imagine in the historical past of the Nicaraguan boxer and from the first minute of the struggle sat on high of him like a wasp’s nest overwhelming his opponent and opening the doorways to victory in 2:04 minutes of the second spherical.
There was a lot anticipation to see the debut on the Bally Sports display screen of Brown, who had belonged to the Cuban nationwide workforce and got here with the report of a junior world title, however the boy didn’t disappoint by exhibiting that he has the situations to advance very quick in paid boxing.
Brown, one of the greatest newbie boxers in the world, gained the 2019 Cuban National Championship, beating the legendary Roniel Iglesais in the closing. After escaping from a nationwide workforce in early 2022, he got here to the United States for the likelihood to change into world champion.
Hailing from Nagarote, Nicaragua, Alfaro has fought throughout the world in opposition to some of the greatest boxers. In 2007, he gained the WBA Lightweight Championship by defeating Pantan Narongwet in Germany, however misplaced his first title protection in opposition to Yusuke Korobi in Japan. He confronted Erik Morales and Humberto Soto in Mexico, Jason Pagara in the Philippines and César Cuneca in Argentina.
There is little doubt that Alfaro was a take a look at for Brown and on the different hand, the indisputable fact that the debut was made up of eight rounds pointed to his promoter Warriors Boxing’s confidence in a boxer they’re contemplating taking quickly as they did in the case of David Morell Jr.
“It inspires me to see what Morell has done, what Lenier Peró, Frank Sánchez has done,” Brown informed el Nuevo Herald a couple of days in the past.
“It’s guys who inspire those who come after. We are all from Cuba and we all have the same desire to achieve glory. This new wave is accompanied by high ambitions. People have changed their mentality and want a better future for themselves and their families. Yordenis Ugás, Erislandy Lara and Luis “King Kong” Ortiz inspired us and showed us the way forward”.
Junior world champion in Yerevan, Armenia, in 2012, Camagüey Brown escaped before the start of a tournament to be held in Ecuador in early 2022 during a stopover in Panama and later signed a promotional contract with Warriors Boxing.
One of the chiefs of Warriors, promoter Luis De Cubas, believes that he has found Brown the closest to Morell and that he will do everything in his power to advance his career until he becomes world champion as soon as possible, as he did with a another illustrious Cuban boxer, William Rigondeaux.
“I would like his second fight to be for a Latin American title that would put him in the top 15 in the world and then take him to a world title as soon as possible,” defined De Cubas.
“He’s a 28-year-old boy who does not have a lot to study. He has so much of confidence. He jogs my memory of Naples Butter as a result of of his jab, as a result of he does not rush. It is exact, with a objective. I see nice issues for him at 140 kilos. He’s going to struggle some huge boys.”
This story was originally published on August 21, 2022 7:44 PM