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Eddie Alvarez parts ways with ONE Championship, may consider boxing run

Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is no longer with ONE Championship and will now explore other options, which includes a possible boxing run.

ONE Championship “Dawn Of Heroes” In Manila, Philippines
Eddie Alvarez beats Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship “Dawn Of Heroes” in 2019.
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After a short three-year stint, former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is parting ways with ONE Championship. “The Underground King” himself announced this piece of news via Twitter, stating his departure with the Singapore-based promotion was done “amicably.”

Close sources from team Alvarez also got in touch with ESPN, stating that the 38-year-old veteran “will explore all options.” And just like a number of his peers, it may include a potential boxing run.

Alvarez inked a deal with ONE Championship in 2018. He made his ONE debut in March 2019 against Timofey Nastyukhin in a 170-pound bout and lost via first-round TKO. Alvarez got back in the win column five months later against Eduard Folayang, whom he defeated via first-round submission. It would be his only victory in the promotion.

Alvarez (30-8, with 2 NC) last fought in April 2021, losing a unanimous decision against future ONE champ Ok Rae Yoon. A trilogy with Shinya Aoki that fans expected during his signing never materialized.