TwitterFacebook

Alex Saucedo wants Maurice Hooker rematch after Sonny Fredrickson

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Junior welterweight Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo 29-1 (19) is keen to get back in the world ratings to chase another world title shot.

But first he will need to overcome Sonny Fredrickson 22-2 (14) at ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday night. The 10-round bout will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Saucedo weighed in at 140½ pounds to Frederickson’s 140¾ pounds.

See Also

“I know he is the type of fighter who likes to stand and trade in the centre of the ring,” Saucedo told The Ring.

“He’s a lengthy fighter and he knows how to use his reach a lot. That’s a good thing for us because I believe we can time him once he throws that jab, but he also keeps that right hand down.

“We really did our homework to prepare for Fredrickson.”

The 26-year-old American lost his lone world title shot to then-WBO champion Maurice Hooker by seventh-round stoppage in November 2018. But it wasn’t all one-way traffic, with Saucedo flooring Hooker in the second.

“When I looked at the tape, I just kept making the same mistakes during the fight,” Saucedo said.

“I just needed a change of trainer. I respect Abel (Sanchez), but I needed more than someone telling me, ‘Go in there and throw a lot of punches’.

“I had to lose a lot of weight in previous camps. I learned from that and had a nine-week camp [for this fight], where I split time between Southern California and Oklahoma City, sparring 130 rounds.”

Saucedo said he would like a rematch with Hooker under the right conditions.

“I really want that rematch with Hooker, but it looks like he is moving up to welterweight,” he said. “I have my plans set for 140 pounds, but I would ask for a rematch if and when I decide to move up to 147 pounds.

“I’ve put in the work in the gym and I feel that I can perform just like a champion. I want to show people what Alex Saucedo can do. I’m willing to fight anyone and that includes the world champions.”

Read more articles about: , ,

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Luis Nery ready for super bantamweight, Danny Roman looking to…

Luis Nery ready for super bantamweight, Danny Roman looking to knockout Juan Carlos Payano

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery 30-0 (24) is looking forward to his all-Mexican, all southpaw showdown with Aaron Alameda 25-0 (13) on the undercard of the Charlo twins super show at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecti…

Brandon Figueroa and John Riel Casimero both promising knockouts in…

Brandon Figueroa and John Riel Casimero both promising knockouts in title defences

WBA ‘regular’ super bantamweight titleholder Brandon ‘The Heartbreaker’ Figueroa 20-0-1 (15) and WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero 29-4 (20) are both promising knockouts when they appear in separate undercard bouts on the Charlo twins doub…

Jermell Charlo out to steal the show against Jeison Rosario

Jermell Charlo out to steal the show against Jeison Rosario

WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo 33-1 (17) is looking to steal the show when he clashes with WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario 20-1-1 (14) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. The fight…

Jermall Charlo: "30 have tried, 30 have failed"

Jermall Charlo:

WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo 30-0 (22) insists the green belt will be returning home with him after he faces Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. “This is just the begi…

Upset-minded Kyle Williams ready to roll over Charlie Edwards

Upset-minded Kyle Williams ready to roll over Charlie Edwards

Bantamweight Kyle Williams 11-2 (3) is confident he can upset the applecart when he faces former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards 15-1 (6) at BT Sports Studios in London on Saturday night. The fight will take place on the undercard of Josh T…

Josh Taylor looking for impressive win over Apinun Khongsong to…

Josh Taylor looking for impressive win over Apinun Khongsong to keep Jose Ramirez fight alive

WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor 16-0 (12) doesn’t believe fighting without a crowd will affect his performance against Apinun Khongsong 16-0 (13) when the two meet at BT Sports Studios in London on Saturday n…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US