By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing: Junior lightweight Ronny Rios boxed circles around tough Guillermo Sanchez over eight rounds to win a unanimous decision Saturday night at the Phoenix Club.
Judges Alejandro Rochin and James Jen Kin scored the fight 80-72. Judge Carla Caiz scored it 79-73.
was strong. He had a lot of experience. I didn't want to underestimate
him. He was a serious threat,” Rios told the Orange County Register.
a close first round, Rios took over using a quick jab and steady
bodywork. Rios managed to hurt Sanchez (13-6, 5 KOs) with several big
shots along the ropes. After tasting Rios power, Sanchez went into
"I hit him with a body shot, and I heard him grunt," Rios said. "I wanted to be patient."
is talk that Rios will return to the ring June 23 on the undercard of
the Andre Berto-Victor Ortiz rematch at the Staples Center.
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