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Saucedo outguns Frederickson-wins by decision

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Saucedo outguns Frederickson-wins by decision

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Saucedo outguns Frederickson-wins by decision

Alex Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs) continued his push back to another title shot. He was closing out Tuesday’s Top Rank Boxing inside “the Bubble” at the MGM Grand Conference Room in Las Vegas. Saucedo won by unanimous decision over Sonny Frederickson (21-2, 14 KOs) to push his win streak to two, since his lone loss for the title against Maurice Hooker back in November 2018.

The judges ruled in favor of Saucedo with scores of 99-91, 98-92, and 100-90.

Saucedo and Fredrickson before the bell rang was hyped up to be a shootout, and once the bell rang on this Junior Welterweight contest, it was just that. Both were known for firing more than most in the division, which is something the broadcast pointed out and was just that from the onset.

The first two rounds, it was all Saucedo from the jump,as he was able to just fire at will and land shots on Frederickson. The one thing that was keeping Frederickson in the fight was the rare chance to land an uppercut, but early on, Saucedo kept the pressure and the hands coming.

Whenever he had Frederickson on the ropes, Saucedo was able to use his left to follow up with a right and it became what felt like Fredrickson was a sitting duck.

This changed near the end of the fourth round and especially in the fifth, as Fredrickson started to throw more in what became a real firefight.  Saucedo was getting caught with some clean punches coming into Frederickson, who took advantage. In the sixth round, you can see the nose of Saucedo taking the brunt of Frederickson’s jab.

The action didn’t stop in the later rounds, as Frederickson was in the later rounds land the right uppercut, but as the contest grew on, Frederickson just couldn’t keep the pressure of Saucedo off of him. Still, he was going out swinging in a fun fight.

The final punch numbers for this fight were for Saucedo landing 310 out of 885 (36%) with Frederickson hitting 172 out of 584 (29%).

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Marquis Johns

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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