Former world title contender Alex Saucedo went into Las Vegas to continue the trail to get back in title contention. After the fight on Tuesday, he seems that he is well on his way.
Saucedo improved his record to 30-1 with a unanimous decision over Sonny Frederickson at the MGM Grand Ballroom with scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. Over the course of ten rounds, Saucedo outlanded Frederickson 318-172 according to CompuBox and Saucedo’s attack was consistent throughout those rounds. Frederickson could not deal with the workrate of Saucedo and as a result he now has a 21-3 record and the second loss in a row.
For Saucedo, this bout was the opposite of his last bout. Last November, Saucedo took out Rod Salka with a body shot in the first round. He wanted to get some work in for this bout, and that is exactly how it turned out.
“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,” Saucedo said.
With this win, Saucedo will look to be in contention to fighting for a world title soon. He is confident that he will be among the top fighters of the division.
“I am ready to take over the 140-pound division. Whatever opportunity comes my way, I will take advantage of it.”
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