Alan Sanchez outpoints Ed Paredes
Alan Sanchez scored a final-round knockdown with a right hand, left hook combination during his 10-round unanimous-decision victory over junior middleweight rival Ed Paredes in the main event of Thursday’s “Golden Boy Live!” card in San Diego.
Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 knockouts) won by scores 97-92 on the card of judge Tony Crebs, and, 98-91 on those of Jose Cobian and Alejandro Rochin.
The victory was the third straight since falling by unanimous decision to former titleholder Luis Collazo in September 2013.
The loss was the second straight for Paredes (35-5-1, 23 KOs), a 29-year-old who was coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Alfonso Gomez in July.
Also, junior welterweight Will Tomlinson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) used a vicious right uppercut followed by a right hand on rival Miguel Zamudio (31-6-1, 18 KOs) that led referee Tom Taylor to step in and stop the fight at the 56-second mark of the eighth round.
Tomlinson, 28, of Melbourne, Australia, had last been in action for a unanimous decision over Alberto Cupido in August to rebound from a unanimous-decision loss to Jerry Belmontes in March.
Zamudio, 23, has gone 4-4 with three knockouts during 2014.
In other bouts, Elias Espada earned his sixth straight victory with a majority decision over middleweight rival Carlos Lopez, featherweight Jorge Ruiz earned a unanimous decision over Raymond Chacon and welterweight Brian Navarez unanimously decisioned Mario Angeles.