Tuesday June 30th Top Rank on ESPN from the MGM Bubble in Las Vegas Nevada, presented a four fight card as part of their “Summer Fight Series” headlined by former world title challenger Alex Saucedo and veteran Sonny Fredrickson. On paper this looked like a close match-up when comparing styles, Saucedo a come forward brawler and Fredrickson a tall lanky boxer with movement. The fight itself was a different story as is often the case.
When the bout started Saucedo came forward using head movement and combinations to stun Fredrickson several times near the rounds end. Over the next several rounds Saucedo continued his assault as he kept Fredrickson on the back-foot. At times Fredrickson would land a solid jab or right hook that caught Saucedo flush, Saucedo would then revert back to his brawling style to swing momentum back in his favor.
As the bout passed the midway point, it was apparent Fredrickson would need to do something drastic a knockdown or two at minimum if he had any hopes of winning on the judges cards. The high punch and pressure of Saucedo though never allowed Fredrickson to sustain any extended momentum giving Saucedo a wide points win. Official scores read 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 all in favor of Alex Saucedo who improved to 30-1 (19). With the loss Sonny Fredrickson now stands at 21-3 (14).
In the nights co-feature Super Lightweight Josue Vargas thoroughly out boxed Salvador Briceno over ten rounds, final scores read 100-90 twice and 99-91 all in favor of Josue Vargas who improved to 17-1 (9) while Salvador Briceno drops to 17-6 (11)
In under-card action
Super Lightweight- John Bauza 14-0(5) def. Lawrence James Fryers 11-3(4) via UD 8
Middleweight- Isiah Jones 9-2(3) def. Donte Stubbs 6-1(2) via UD 6