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Juan C. Sanchez Shocks Rodrigo Guerrero, Wins IBF Belt

By Rafael Soto

Los Mochis, SIN - Juan Carlos "southpaw" Sanchez shocked the local crowd by winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Rodrigo Guerrero to win the IBF's super flyweight title. Guerrero (17-4, 10 KOs) came out attacking the Sanchez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) from the start, but the challenger had an accurate left that connected often. The scores were 116-112, 119-109 and 115-113.

After some give and take rounds, Sanchez was more accurate and by the twelfth round, the face of Guerrero was busted up and badly swollen.

"I'm very happy, fulfilled my dream of becoming world champion. I knew that very few gave me a chance to win, but I believed in myself and thank God," Sanchez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-12-2012

wherever in the world, scoring like that is bad & a sign of poor judging, spreads like that show someone's not watchinrounds...h: 1 for 11-1 and another 7-5

Comment by vacon04 on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=elplayapimp;11773330]yeah he only landed like 4 or 5 eye catching shots per round and guerros body work was being ignored. But guerrero looked flat in there specially in the middle rounds?[/QUOTE] Yeah, it wasn't Guerrero's best night, I think that…

Comment by elplayapimp on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=vacon04;11773315]Sanchez was able to land some good clean shots, but he was way too much passive and was running way too much. I had Guerrero winning with the exact same card the were showing in TV Azteca (115-113) but then…

Comment by vacon04 on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=elplayapimp;11773309]I bet the people who write these articles dont watch the fights. This was a close fight and sanchez did a lot of running but he was on occasions landing some great shots, If he would stop running so much…

Comment by elplayapimp on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=vacon04;11773301]My god that guy was running like f[B]u[/B]ck, Khan was 10x more static than Sanchez.[/QUOTE] I bet the people who write these articles dont watch the fights. This was a close fight and sanchez did a lot of running but…

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