—Prieto established his power early, staggering Alvarez at the end of Round 1 with a thundering overhand right and then almost knocking Alvarez down for the first time in his career with another massive right in Round 6.
—Alvarez controlled the pace of the fight from the get-go, using his superior hand and foot speed, and much more precise punching to successfully outbox Prieto from a distance.
—Alvarez punctuated his win with hammering body shots in Round 11, providing the exclamation point on a unanimous decision victory.
In a battle of two undefeated 175-pound South American fighters, Eleider Alvarez outboxed Isidro Prieto to win a unanimous decision.
Prieto, a former mason, possessed the power of a man with bricks for hands, hammering Alvarez with wild overhand rights, staggering him late in Round 1 and almost sending Alvarez down to the canvas for the first time in his career in Round 6.
But despite throwing almost twice as punches as his opponent, Prieto was outboxed and outclassed much of the night as Alvarez controlled the distance and landed his shots much more accurately.
Alvarez's precision punching and superior hand and foot speed enabling him to win a wide decision (117-111 on all three judges’ scorecards) in what was a fun, fast-paced scrap.
- Alvarez vs Prieto