Congrats to Saul Sanchez (12-0, 7 KOs) who defeated Brandon Leon Benitez (14-2, 6 KOs) via 8th-round TKO to grab the vacant WBO Latino Bantamweight Championship at the Omega Products International, Corona
Here’s how Jimmy Ayash of Boxing Action Magazine called the fight:
Saul Sanchez vs Brandon Benitez (Bantamweight)
Benitez coming into the ring wearing rich red and white trunks. Sanchez coming into the ring wearing a beautiful Carolina blue robe with matching light blue trunks with silver trim.
Two young 21 year old prospects are ready to battle live on ShoBox.
What a round. Benitez coming out a bit nervous and aggressive knowing he’s the underdog. Both fighters doing good work especially to the body. Sanchez a bit more accurate with his shots, but both are throwing with mean intentions. The second half of the round a bit quiet, 10 rounds might be a bit much for these two prospects. Both guys threw about 50 punches each. Benitez lands an excellent left hook to close out the 1st round.
Excellent round of action and both fighters stayed busy the entire round. Benitez is Impressive, he can throw punches with both hands from many different angles. Benitez lands a big right at the end of the round.
What a fun fight to see as both fighters are doing everything they can to win the rounds and fight. Excellent matchmaking by ShoBox!!
Another excellent round for both fighters as both guys are taking heavy punishment, both boxers faces are showing the damage. Sanchez had a good round, I’d like to see Benitez use his height and length, maybe throwing more jabs. It seems like Benitez only knows how to fight one way, and that’s a war type Style. When Benitez maturities, he will learned to use different strategies for different fighters.
The action continues as Sanchez lands a big left hand in the middle of the round and clearly wins the round.
Better round for Benitez as he is moving and boxing now – listening to his corner. Sanchez doing a good job cutting the ring off.
Excellent round for Benitez as he’s boxing, landing and moving. Neither one of these two young prospects might know what a jab is; I don’t think they threw one that round. Benitez wins the round by boxing beautifully and keeps himself in the fight.
Sanchez doing some vicious bodywork. What a round and what a fight. Lots of action as Benitez took a lot of punishment in the round. Sanchez is simply more active. Benitez has a nice 25 second clip towards the end of the round.
Sanchez lands a big right hand and the referee stopped the fight right away -do more to the accumulation of punches during the fight.
Winner Saul Sanchez
What a fight, both fighters should hold their head high!