Sandy Ryan Dominates Anahi Sanchez To Defend WBC Minor Title

Sandy Ryan Makes Successful First Defense of WBC International Title!

Sandy Ryan defeats Anahi Sanchez
Sandy Ryan defeats Anahi Sanchez

Sandy Ryan Dominates Anahi Sanchez in a Fun Fight

In her latest tour of duty amateur standout and Matchroom Boxing promoted super lightweight fighter Sandy “Medieval” Ryan (5-1, 2 KO’s) took on Anahi Ester Sanchez (21-6, 13 KO’s). It stood as the third bout of the year for Ryan who just turned pro last year and the first defense of her WBC International super lightweight title.

In her debut year, Ryan vanquished three lower tier opponents before losing her first professional fight to Erica Anabella Farias. To her credit though, five months after losing a split decision to Farias, Ryan staged a rematch with her and won by unanimous decision.

In the opposite corner, Sanchez has far more professional experience and faced the notably more difficult competition. Yet, with that being said, the Argentine fighter has been defeated more often than not when stepping up in competition. As a result, she has losses to Eva Wahlstrom, Maiva Hamadouche, Chantelle Cameron, Jessica McCaskill and Katie Taylor.


The first half of the bout was rather efficiently controlled by Ryan. She accomplished this by using her far lighter feet to stay circling the ring, attacking and then skirting out of danger. While utilizing this strategy, Ryan kept a stinging, pesky jab in Sanchez’s face. Along with the jab, Medieval maintained a healthy body attack loaded with air-stealing hooks. For her part, Sanchez held her composure but was enjoying very infrequent offensive success.

With the arrival of the seventh however, Sanchez would enjoy her best round of the night. As Ryan became a bit more stationary, the Argentine was able to bobble Medieval’s head with a volley of crunching headshots. In impressive fashion, Ryan would rally well and nail Sanchez with her own stifling shots to conclude the round. The once-defeated fighter would go on to control the next two periods and even significantly buzzed Sanchez in the ninth.

Unsurprisingly, Ryan was able to dominate the tenth and final round in order to claim a unanimous decision win to the tune of 100-92, 99-91 and 98-92.

By: Bakari Simpson

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