Sanchez-Rosas world title clash Saturday in Mexico

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Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 10:12 am.


In the only male world title fight of the week. WBA Interim World super flyweight champion  David Sanchez (26-2-2, 20 KOs) will defend against former IBF super flyweight champion Juan Alberto Rosas  (40-8 , 28 KOs) this Saturday. The fight venue will be the Palenque de la Expogan, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico which is the hometown of the champion Sanchez. Rosas is from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

The bout is a classic matchup of youth versus experience. The 23 year old Sanchez is riding a 16 fight win streak, 13 of those victories  inside the distance, and won his WBA world title against tough venezuelan Breilor Teran last May. The 30 year old Rosas has fought by far the better opposition with names such as former world champions Fernando Montiel,Cristian Mijares, Omar Nino (who he beat ), and more. However along with that experience he brings a lot of pro rounds logged in as he enters his 15th year in the pro ranks. We shall see if this will work in Rosas’ favor or not.  He is at an age were some begin to slow down at the lower weight divisions. So we shall see if this becomes a factor against his younger foe.

The stage seems to be set for an all action fight. Both guys have good punching power but not devastating one punch knockout artists by no means.  Neither guy has been stopped inside the distance but the proven chin edge would go to Rosas with the level of opposition he has faced .   Sanchez has the better overall skillset. He boxes intelligently with good movement and likes to counterpunch. His style is not boring as he mixes his punches well and looks to systematically break you down. He can also stop and go on the offensive  on the drop of a dime. He is not wreckless and keeps his defense  fairly tight. His style is similar to that of current unified world flyweight champion Juan  Estrada. Though not nearly as polished. In contrast Rosas is a straight ahead fighter. Looks to overwhelm you with his constant pressure.   He is not one to take a backwards step at all. This should work out to the advantage of Sanchez in the end.

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