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Saucedo, Williams, Sandoval, Felix Jr., Win in Houston

By Mike Campbell & Ryan Burton

Toyota Center in Houston, TX - Alex Saucedo (7-0, 5 KOs) from Oklahoma City, OK over Eddie Cordova (3-4-1, 1 KO) from Clearfield, UT by TKO at 2:14 of the 3rd round.  Seventeen year old Saucedo continued his professional development by meticulously picking apart Cordova.  Saucedo showed calm and poise in landing a variety of punches while rarely receiving clean shots in return.  Cordova’s left eye started to swell by the end of the 2nd, then Saucedo broke thru Cordova’s guard with a series of strong straight punches scoring a knockdown midway through the 3rd.  Cordova stood but soon crumpled back onto the mat resulting in the referee calling a halt to the action.

Daniel Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) from Guadalajara, Mexico over Larry Smith (10-14, 6 KOs) from Dallas, TX by Unanimous Decision with judges’ scores of 60-54, 59-55, & 60-54.

This is a matchup between a hard punching Mexican and slick fighting trial horse.  Midway through the 1st round Sandoval backs Smith into a corner and lands a flurry of punches staggering Smith.  Sandoval again lands effective combinations near the end of the round and Smith shakes it off with some dance moves to show he wasn’t seriously affected.  The 2nd round is fought at a more pedestrian pace with Smith living up to his nickname of “Slo mo” and effectively slowing the bout down.  The crowd grows tired of Smith’s holding in the 3rd and treats him to a chorus of boos.  Smith draws more ire from the fans in the 4th but Sandoval manages to break thru a few times and bloodies the nose and mouth of the slick Texan.  The fight ends without much more action as Sandoval has trouble figuring out how to get to the elusive antic filled Smith.

Jose Felix Jr. (22-0-1) defeated Meachor Major (20-6-1) via technical knockout in their super featherweight bout. Felix established his jab early on and was outboxing him.  In the third round Felix unloaded a huge left hook that produced a one punch knockout.  Major was surprisingly able to get to his feet but quickly took a knee and was able to continue. The action was halted at the  2:23 mark. The knockout wasn't in the same class as Juan Manuel Marquez KO of Manny Pacquiao but surely is a top 10 knockout of 2012.

Up and coming super featherweight prospect Saul Rodriguez (8-0-1) defeated Pablo Brates (2-5-1) via unanimous decision. Rodriguez landed several hard shots and nearly put Brates away in the fourth and final round. The final tallies were 40-36 on all three cards.

Cedric Agnew (25-0) won a tough fought unanimous decision over Alfredo Contreras (11-15-3). Agnew was clearly the superior fighter but Contreras kept coming forward and landed his share of punches. The final scores were 58-56, 60-54 and 59-55. 

Super bantamweight prospect Tremaine Williams improved to 5-0 after he defeated Rafael Casias (4-6) via unanimous decision. The scores were 39-37 twice and 40-36.  Williams advantage in hand speed was evident early on as he consistently beat Casias to the punch. Casias took a lot of punishment but was able to make it to the final bell.

Sukrab Shidaev (4-0, 2 KOs) from Hollywood, CA over Jose Trevino (1-7-1, 1 KO) from Brownsville, TX by TKO at 1:39 of the 3rd round.

Shidaev attacks with hooks to the body and uppercuts out of a tight guard.  Trevino down by a flash knockdown from a glancing left hook in middle of 1st round.  Shidaev busy flurries have tired himself out and finishes the round slow.  Pace slows in 2nd with Trevino able to absorb a lot of punishment, with Shidaev swinging arm punches and Trevino landing an occasional counterpunch.  In 3rd, Shidaev throws a left-right-left to Trevino’s body which floors him and he doesn’t recover.

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