Valdez Retains with One-Sided Decision

Oscar Valdez cruised to a successful WBO Featherweight Title defense on June 8, defeating Jason Sanchez by unanimous decision in the main event of a Top Rank card at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.

Sanchez was aggressive throughout this fight, but Valdez played things smart and kept Sanchez at bay and showed top defensive work.

Valdez worked the left jab early on before putting his focus on a left hook. Sanchez had success in landing successful body shots, but Valdez answered back by tagging Sanchez’s chin multiple times throughout the first few rounds.

Valdez scored a knockdown in the fifth thanks to a left hook. Sanchez got back to his feet but he was lit up throughout the rest of the round.

Sanchez managed to find more success on the inside as the fight went on, but it didn’t little to help him, as he continued to eat punches and get busted up by left hooks and combinations. Sanchez suffered a bloody nose and a cut under his eye in the second half of the fight.

The championship rounds saw a slower pace, as Valdez cruised his way to an easy win. CompuBox calculated Valdez landing 38 percent of his total punches and 43 percent of his power shots, compared to 12 and 18 percent, respectively, for Sanchez.

All three judges scored the bout in his favor, 118-109, 118-109, 117-110.

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