Josh Wagner Picks Up The Knockout Win Over Jorge Perez
On September 9, unbeaten welterweight hopeful Josh “The Boss” Wagner (13-0, 7KOs) took on Jorge Perez Sanchez (13-3, 5KOs) at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Wagner, who currently sits un-ranked, hoped to make a statement that he’s a fighter to keep an eye out on. As for Sanchez, he was brought in as the underdog journeyman.
Fighting in his home country, Wagner didn’t start off the fight in a good manner. His opponent utilized his physical advantages early and often. Pumping the jab, this would keep Wagner off balance as he simply couldn’t find the range to lay leather on his opponent.
While enjoying success, Sanchez would continue to bank early rounds in the bag as he countered the Canadian, who never gave up with his pressure and offensive approach.
THE BOSS CLOSES THE SHOW!
While the fight was still close, the momentum would shift in round four as Wagner was able to start landing on his opponent. This would continue as he would start to land more effective shots to the body and head of Sanchez. Round nine saw The Boss rise to the occasion, as he would close the show, but not before dropping Sanchez twice.
It all started with a left hook that shook up the Mexican fighter. From that moment, it was just a matter of time. After rising from the first knockdown, Sanchez was immediately met with more violence as he was punished again, going down a second time. After getting up again, the onslaught continued, but not for long as Wagner landed five or six more shots that hurt Sanchez, which resulted in the referee jumping in to stop the fight.
After watching this fight, it’s clear that Wagner has some serious improvements he needs to make if he wants to be a serious contender at welterweight. But with a strong backing in Canada, he has a chance to position himself for some bigger fights as long as he keeps winning.
By: Jerrell Fletcher