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Alex Saucedo: I'm Ready To Take Over The 140-Pound Division

The fighting pride of Oklahoma City put forth a clinic in Las Vegas. Junior welterweight contender Alex Saucedo, fighting for the second time since falling short in a world title bid, bested Sonny Fredrickson by unanimous decision Tuesday evening at the MGM Grand Conference Center — Grand Ballroom.

The scores (100-90, 99-91 and 98-92) were lopsided in favor of Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs), who used sustained pressure to pile up the points.

According to CompuBox, Saucedo outlanded Fredrickson, 318-172.

Fredrickson (21-3, 14 KOs), from Toledo, Ohio, dropped his second fight in a row.

“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. “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.”

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Also on the card, Josue "The Prodigy" Vargas hit Salvador Briceno with everything, including the kitchen sink. After 10 rounds, Briceno was still standing, and Vargas earned a unanimous decision by scores of 100-90 2x and 99-91. Vargas (17-1, 9 KOs), a rising junior welterweight contender, extended his winning streak to 11. Briceno (17-6, 11 KOs) fell to 2-3 in his last five outings.

Junior welterweight prospect John "El Terrible" Bauza (14-0, 5 KOs) returned from a nearly yearlong layoff, besting "Lethal" Larry Fryers (11-3, 4 KOs) by eight-round unanimous decision (80-72 2x and 79-73).

Two weeks after a decision loss inside "The Bubble," Detroit native Isiah Jones (9-2, 3 KOs) rebounded to defeat the previously undefeated Donte Stubbs (6-1, 2 KOs) via majority decision in a six-round middleweight bout. Jones, the first Bubble returnee, prevailed by scores of 57-57, 58-56 and 59-55.

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Comment by MulaKO on 07-01-2020

Saucedo ready to be knocked the fugh out From the uppercut Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Comment by indelible on 07-01-2020

Saucedo is damaged goods after Lenny Z and Maurice Hooker. Is there any possibility that Fredrickson could do better with a different trainer? With a height, reach advantage, controlling a jab I would think he could. Saucedo kept getting hit…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 07-01-2020

His Defense is horrendous, Some1 like Jose Ramirez may end his career.

Comment by Satir on 07-01-2020

match em with my uzbek bros - Ergashev or Akhmedov (if Barios doesnt rematch him) or my kazakh bro Jukembaev

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