Junior lightweight contender Alex Saucedo (29-1, 19 KOs) will be back in action this spring as ESPN reports that he’s just been scheduled to face Sonny Fredrickson (21-2, 14 KOs) on April 25. The scheduled 10-rounder will appear on the undercard of Nayoa Inoue’s bantamweight title unification with John Riel Casimero.
Saucedo, 25, racked up an undefeated record through 28 fights before getting his first shot at a world title when he fought Maurice Hooker in late 2018. Saucedo would ultimately wind up getting stopped in the seventh round of that fight and has only fought once since, knocking out none other than Rod Salka himself last November.
Meanwhile Fredrickson, 25, has gone 3-2 over his last five fights, most recently dropping a majority decision to Samuel Teah last fall. Saucedo might prove to be the best opponent he’s faced thus far, but Saucedo obviously has a few question marks of his own as he tries to work his way back towards title contention.