Former world jr welterweight title challenger Alex Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Sonny Fredrickson (21-3, 14 KOs) on Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Saucedo outworked Fredrickson to win 99-91, 98-92, 100-90.
“We worked on a lot of things in the gym. It was important for me to get the rounds in, and Sonny was a tough opponent,” said Saucedo afterward. “I am ready to take over the 140-pound division. Whatever opportunity comes my way, I will take advantage of it. Most importantly, I got rid of the ring rust and went 10 hard rounds.”
“I am a more disciplined fighter, but I’m still an aggressive fighter who goes for the knockout. That won’t change.”
After his father/trainer was banished for leaving the bubble, junior welterweight Josue Vargas had Raul Rivas step in on short notice. Vargas (17-1, 9 KOs) outpointed Salvador Briceno (17-6, 11 KOs) over ten. Scores 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.
Unbeaten junior welterweight John Bauza (14-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Larry Fryers (11-3, 4 KOs) over eight rounds, 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.
In an upset, middleweight Isiah Jones (9-2, 3 KOs) boxed his way to a six round majority decision over previously unbeaten Donte Stubbs (6-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 57-57, 58-56, 59-55.