Eddie Alvarez will have a chance to bounce back from his disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus when he dons gloves for the upcoming ONE on TNT IV event on April 29 in Singapore. That’s where “The Underground King” will face Marat Gafurov or Ok Rae-yoon, once the outcome of that previously recorded fight is revealed.
“He is [Alvarez] will fight the No. 5 lightweight contender, because Marat Gafurov is No. 5 and he faces Ok Rae-yoon, and the winner of that fight will face Eddie Alvarez, so Eddie still has a chance to get in. in the top five rankings, ”ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong told the South China Morning Post.
Alvarez (30-8, 1 NC) was sent to the loss column in a controversial first-round call by referee Justin Brown at ONE on TNT 1 on April 7. The promotion acts as its own regulatory body and currently has a finishing review committee, which may or may not be overturned.
“In fact, there were illegal hits, in fact, the referee gave two warnings,” Sityodtong continued. “But in fact, I can also say that the DQ is under review. Eddie and his team asked for a review, so the entire committee will vote based on the images and hopefully we will have the results of the review in the next few days. “