Alvarez won a hard-fought MD over Pascal
Unbeaten 175-lb contender Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO) won a hard-fought twelve round majority decision over former champion Jean Pascal (31-5-1, 18 KO). Scores were 114-114, 117-111, 116-112. Mandatory challenger Alvarez took step-aside money to allow Stevenson-Fonfara to happen. He remains in line for a shot at the Stevenson-Fonfara winner.