Photos: David Sanchez, Giovani Segura Win in Sonora
By Rafael Soto
Gimnasio del Estado, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico - David "Tornado" Sanchez captured the WBC Silver super flyweight title by winning a twelve round majority decision over Filipino star Marlon Tapales. Sanchez (22-2-1, 18 KOs) had a tough time with Tapales (21-2, 7 KOs), who did everything possible to upset the odds.
In the co-feature, former world champion Giovanni "Guerrero Azteca" Segura stopped Omar Salado in the ninth round. Segura (29-2, 25 KOs) and Salado were trading punches for the first five rounds, but then Segura took off and blasted away at Salado until he was taking a beating and the referee stopped the fight in the ninth round.