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Byard Stops Undefeated Alvarez For UBO Continental Title

 
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FEBRUARY 4, 2024 / BY BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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The amazing story of Jaye Byard continues, as the Canadian won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Continental (North America) Heavyweight title on Saturday night, February 3.

 
 

At the Enoch Community Centre in Enoch, Alberta, Byard (42) went to war with the much younger, undefeated compatriot Benjamin Alvarez (28), and emphatically proved that age is just a number.

Headlining a show promoted by former UBO world Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Ford and his Real Deal Promotions, the gruelling affair was broadcast live world-wide by FITE TV.

After six rounds of back-and-forth action, with both men on the canvas, Byard impressively forced the stoppage in round six when he went all out, throwing everything at Alvarez and hurting him badly with several shots, prompting the referee to intervene just before Alvarez went down. Official time: 1:33 or round six.


 
 

It was breathtaking stuff, as the new UBO champion improved his professional record to 7-4 (7) and also captured the Canadian title in the process. Chile-born Alvarez drops to 4-1 (4).

Byard turned professional in 2019 at 36 after being released from prison, proving that its never too late to do big things if you make the right decisions in life.

He lost his first four pro bouts, but has shown incredible resilience and has since won seven straight and is now at the height of his career.

 
 
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