Alan Sanchez stayed hot tonight on FOX Sports 1 with his third consecutive win, outpointing Ed Paredes in the main event from San Diego on scores of 97-92, 98-91, and 98-91. BLH had it 98-91.
Sanchez, 23, gets a really solid win here, and may be another guy like Gabriel Rosado who has a solid future even after some early career setbacks, learning on the job and taking his knocks, and coming out of it a better, more experienced fighter in the end. Sanchez is now 15-3-1 (8 KO) and has plenty of room for improvement before he's any sort of real contender at 147, but he's going out and winning, and that's all he can do.
Paredes (35-5-1, 23 KO) was outworked and outlanded over the fight, losing his second straight bout following a July defeat against Alfonso Gomez. Paredes, 29, had previously gone 14-0-1 in 15 fights from 2009-14, but his fringe contender status is slipping, and at any rate, he certainly doesn't project to get into the mix after these two losses.
Sanchez dropped Paredes in the waning moments of the final round to put a stamp on his win.
Will Tomlinson of Australia dominated Mexico's Miguel Zamudio en route to a final round stoppage in the eighth. Tomlinson (23-1-1, 13 KO) hadn't scored a stoppage win since 2011, but he was all over Zamudio (31-6-1, 18 KO) in this fight. A big uppercut forced referee Tom Taylor to step in at 0:56 of the eighth round.
In the TV opener, Mexican middleweight Elias Espadas (7-1, 3 KO) defeated Puerto Rico's Carlos Lopez (5-2-1, 3 KO) via six-round majority decision on scores of 60-54, 58-56, and 57-57. The 6-0 score for Espadas was pretty wild. BLH had it 58-56 for Espadas, and statistically, it was a dead even fight according to the TV punch stats, for whatever that's worth.