“Now I’m gonna go home. It’s perfect,” Eddie Alvarez said after battering Roger Huerta until the doctor stopped their lightweight bout after the second round.
“Every single thing worked tonight. Every single thing. It was sort of like [my trainers] plugged the remote control into the back of me, told me what to do and played with a paddle just like a video game.”
At the postfight news conference both Rebney and Alvarez turned to pushing for a co-promotional bout against Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez.
“There aren’t promotional issues,” Rebney said. “There aren’t any barriers to entry. There aren’t any hurdles.”
“What television network is it going to be on? We’ll do it on Showtime. Where will the fight happen? Well, let’s do it in San Jose. The answers to the questions are very simple.”
“There’s no reason that fight shouldn’t happen but for the fact that the promoter of Gilbert Melendez doesn’t want it to occur,
“Scott Coker doesn’t want it to happen,” Alvarez echoed. “He’s trying to obviously protect his champion. I guess he has every right to. He has a business to run, so whatever.”
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