Oscar Valdez successfully makes his sixth title defense!
Oscar Valdez (25-0, 20KOs) took on Jason Sanchez (14-0, 7KOs) for his sixth defense of the WBO featherweight title. Sanchez will look to use his speed and quickness to offset the consistent pressure of the champion.
The fight starts out with virtually no warm-up. This may not suit the challenger, as Valdez focuses in on his counter-left hook off of Sanchez’s one-two.
The champion is looking sharp and patient in contrast to the challenger looking tight and nervous. Through the first three rounds, the champ’s left hooks and right hooks to the body are leaving an impression on the crowd.
To start round five, Sanchez is dropped by a hard left hook. Valdez is showing his class by making a concerted effort to attack his opponent’s body.
After taking round six off and still winning it, the champion goes back to work; systematically breaking down his opponent.
The action is broken up by a low blow from the challenger. Sanchez turns the tide landing a fusillade of his own punches.
As the fight progresses, the accuracy of Valdez is making its mark as Sanchez has a bloody nose and a cut eye.
The challenger had his moments, but was unable to capitalize. The final scores were 117-110 and the remaining two cards 118-109. Post fight, Valdez made it clear that he will be moving up to super featherweight in his next fight or the fight afterwards.
By: Corey Cunningham