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ESPN To Air Alex Saucedo-Sonny Fredrickson Fight June 30 From Las Vegas

The Alex Saucedo-Sonny Fredrickson fight has been rescheduled.

BoxingScene.com has learned that Saucedo and Fredrickson will square off in a 10-round junior welterweight bout June 30 at an undetermined location in Las Vegas. ESPN is expected to televise the Saucedo-Fredrickson fight as part of a show that’ll air on a Tuesday night.

Saucedo (29-1, 19 KOs) and Fredrickson (21-2, 14 KOs) were supposed to square off April 25 in a non-televised fight on the Naoya Inoue-Johnriel Casimero undercard at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., Saucedo’s promoter, is in the process of finalizing a deal to stage a series of cards in June and July at an MGM Resorts International property in Las Vegas.

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The 25-year-old Saucedo knocked out Rod Salka (24-6, 4 KOs) in the first round of his only fight since Maurice Hooker, then the WBO junior welterweight champion, stopped him in the seventh round in November 2018 in Oklahoma City, Saucedo’s hometown. Fredrickson, who’s also 25, lost a 10-round majority decision to Samuel Teah (17-3-1, 7 KOs) in his last fight, November 14 in Washington, D.C.

Saucedo-Fredrickson will be part of the fourth week of fights for Arum’s company upon its return from the COVID-19 pandemic. Pending approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission at its next meeting Wednesday morning, Top Rank will return with an ESPN card June 9.

Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs), the WBO featherweight champion, is expected to headline that show, which also will take place on a Tuesday night. Stevenson’s opponent hasn’t been solidified, but whomever it is will face Stevenson in a 10-round, 130-pound, non-title fight.

Arum told BoxingScene.com on Tuesday that Top Rank will return with three ESPN shows that second week of June. Cards also are being arranged for June 11 and June 13, a Thursday night and Saturday night, respectively. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TheMyspaceDayz on 05-22-2020

[QUOTE=GBP4LIFE;20573885]Top Rank finna give everyone hot trash LOL[/QUOTE] Canaries in a coal mine, my dude.

Comment by GBP4LIFE on 05-22-2020

Top Rank finna give everyone hot trash LOL

Comment by BigZ44 on 05-22-2020

They ought to show Saucedo vs Lenny Zappa. That was a ****ing FOTY candidate

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 05-21-2020

We are near to see boxing, cross your fingers and wish these fights begin in June 9, 11, and 13.:fingersx::boxing:

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