Saul Sanchez Makes Headlining
Debut This Friday From Corona, CA
Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Saul Sanchez (12-0, 7 KOs)
makes his main event debut against Edwin Rodriguez (10-5-1,
5 KOs) this Friday, Aug. 23, from Omega Products
International in Corona, Calif.
Sanchez, 22, is riding high after his eighth round stoppage
of Brandon Benitez in May that earned him the WBO Latino
title. The fight was the opening bout of a ShoBox: The New
Generation triple header and Sanchez's first on national
The No. Hollywood, Calif. native, who is trained by Joel
Diaz and managed by Steve Martini, appears poised for his
first main event attraction.
"This is what all boxers work toward when they're first
starting out," said Sanchez, who turned professional in
early 2016. "It's a challenging fight in a lot of ways. I'm
in the main event and fighting ten rounds for the first
time. This is all very knew to me, but exciting as well."
The soft-spoken and painfully shy Sanchez will be fighting
from Omega Products for the fifth time in his young career.
The outdoor venue, which recently hosted the previously
mentioned Showtime broadcast in May, has showcased world
champions such as Timothy Bradley, and more recently, Danny
Roman, before they hit stardom.
"I think it's great that I'm fighting in the same place as
such great champions," Sanchez said. "I put in a lot of work
for this camp to make sure I win convincingly. I know
Rodriguez is looking to pull the upset, but it's not going
Remaining tickets priced at $40, $60 & $100 are available
for purchase on the day of the event from the venue starting
at 5:30 p.m. local time. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the
first bout starting at approximately 7:45 p.m.
In the 8-round "New Blood" co-feature, Bobirzhan Mominov
(10-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles puts his unbeaten mark to the
test against Puerto Rico's Javier Flores (14-2, 12 KOs).
In other action, heavyweight prospect Oscar Torrez (6-0, 3
KOs) of Rialto, Calif. battles an opponent to be named later
Welterweight Luis Lopez (7-0, 3 KOs) takes on Demarcus
Layton (7-1, 4 KOs) of Little Rock, Ark. in a fight set for
Junior lightweight Sebastian Salinas (1-0, 1 KO) of Indio,
Calif. fights an opponent to be named later (4-rounds).