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Saul Sanchez Stuns Quinn In Friday ShoBox Main Event

Saul Sanchez Stuns Quinn In Friday ShoBox Main Event

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Saul Sanchez Stuns Quinn In Friday ShoBox Main Event

Saul Sanchez Stuns Quinn In Friday ShoBox Main Event

Friday night in Oklahoma, veteran WBA Bantamweight contender Saul Sanchez pulled a quick upset of previously unbeaten Ja’Rico Quinn knocking him out in just one round in the Showtime “ShoBox” main event in Oklahoma.

Sanchez, now 17-1, jumped all over the Detroit native Quinn, now 14-1-1, who hadn’t fought since pre-Covid 19 pandemic in January 2020,

Sanchez dropped Quinn with a hard left on the chin just :55 into their scheduled 10 rounder. Wobbly, Quinn took the mandatory 8 count, but could only clutch Sanchez while trying to recover. Then, the Pacomia, CA-native Sanchez scored his second knockdown with a right to the side of the head.

Quinn got up again, but the fight appeared to be all but over. Sanchez landed a flurry of rights and lefts trapping Quinn and the final blow dropped him on the bottom rope apron in a corner, as the referee waved the fight off at 1:58 of the first.

“I just stayed calm and knew I had to work behind my jab but then I surprised him with my left hook and I saw that he got dropped and was hurt,” exclaimed the excited young prospect Sanchez to Showtime in the ring. “That’s when I finished him. Honestly, I never envisioned the knockout that early. In the later rounds, yes. But not that early.

“This moment feels amazing. I made a big statement. He was undefeated and I was on the ‘B’ side. And now I move onto bigger and better things. I will fight anyone right now and I am going to work my way up to a world title. I want to fight again this year. I know I gained a few more fans tonight.”

In a battle of unbeaten prospects in the co-main event in the prospect series card, Luis Nunez (12-0, 8 KOs) of the Dominican Republic made a statement in his U.S. debut by upsetting previously unbeaten Cincinnati’s Jayvon Garnett (10-1, 5 KOs) via unanimous decision in their 10 round Featherweight bout. Nunez was faster and much more active, as the judges saw the fight a shutout with three identical scorecards of 100-90.

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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