Guevara scores 11th round TKO over Sanchez

Former world champion Pedro Guevara (32-3-1, 18 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, defeated countryman and local favorite Roberto “Tornadito” Sanchez (17-2, 11 KOs) by eleventh round TKO in a super flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Expo in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The fight was closely contested after 4 as all three judges had Guevara ahead 39-37. The fight may have been even had it not been for Sanchez being deducted a point for a headbutt that left Guevara cut above his right eye in round 2. Guevara begin to show his class and precision punching hurting Sanchez to the body in rounds 5 and 6. Round 7 was an exciting one and the fighters had various heated exchanges that Guevara got the better of. Sanchez at one point was forced to hold on to avoid going down. After 8 the official scorecards were 79-73 twice and 78-75 all in favor to Guevara. Sanchez did not answer the bell for round 11 leaving Guevara the TKO winner. Guevara won the vacant World Boxing Council FECARBOX title.

Unbeaten 19-year-old bantamweight Karim “Traviesito” Arce (14-0-1, 5 KOs) of Los Mochis Mexico defeated former world champion Alexander “El Explosivo” Munoz (40-8, 31 KOs) of Venezuela by unanimous decision. Arce dropped the 39-year-old Munoz in round 3 but could not finish him off in the round. Munoz would make a good account for himself in the next few rounds but was badly hurt in round 7. The experience of Munoz got him through the round. The last round saw both fighters give has good at they took until the final bell. In the end, the judges all favored Arce 77-74 Good experience overall for Arce who is the nephew of former multi-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce.

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