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Barboza: I Want Alex Saucedo Next - If He's Ready, I'll Be Ready

MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas - Junior welterweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (24-0, 10 KOs), the fighting pride of South El Monte, Calif., remained unbeaten with a workmanlike unanimous decision (99-90 3x) over Tony "The Lightning" Luis (29-4, 10 KOs), a former interim world title challenger who entered the fight on a 10-bout winning streak.

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Barboza applied steady pressure throughout, with the only hiccup coming when referee Mike Ortega deducted a point for low blows.

Ranked in the Top 10 by two of the sanctioning organizations, he has bigger fights on his radar.

Said Barboza, “To be honest, I haven’t fought since last November. I haven’t gone 10 rounds in a while. He was a tough guy. I needed the rounds. I showed a little bit of what I’ve been working on in the corner, going southpaw and all that. I give my performance a ‘B.’ I wasn’t really satisfied because I didn’t get the stoppage. It happens.
 
“I want {Alex} Saucedo. I think me and him would be a great fight. I know he wants it. I want it, so we could probably get it on soon. If he’s ready, I’ll be ready.”

Also on the card, Elvis "The Dominican Kid" Rodriguez  (9-0-1, 9 KOs) scored his third "Bubble" knockout, stopping Cody Wilson (9-3, 6 KOs) with a left hand in the third round of their scheduled six-round welterweight bout.

Rodriguez, trained by Freddie Roach, has notched seven consecutive knockouts since a first-round technical draw.

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Comment by PBR Streetgang on 08-30-2020

[QUOTE=Tbone27;20735811]I don't think they'll actually put Inoue on the same card as Lomachenko but Barboza vs Saucedo is basically a done deal according to the ESPN commentators and, I could see them putting the rematch between Franco and Maloney, or…

Comment by Tbone27 on 08-30-2020

[QUOTE=edpboxing;20735751]No way they put all that on a regular ESPN for the Loma-Lopez card, but that’d be nice 👍[/QUOTE] I don't think they'll actually put Inoue on the same card as Lomachenko but Barboza vs Saucedo is basically a done…

Comment by edpboxing on 08-30-2020

[QUOTE=Tbone27;20735736]I don't think either of these guys is a legitimate contender but it should be a very entertaining fight. If ESPN has these 2 open up the main card then a lower weight title fight like Inoue vs Maloney, I'll…

Comment by Tbone27 on 08-30-2020

I don't think either of these guys is a legitimate contender but it should be a very entertaining fight. If ESPN has these 2 open up the main card then a lower weight title fight like Inoue vs Maloney, I'll…

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