Alan Sanchez defeats Ed Paredes by unanimous decision

December 5, 2014

Photo by: Tri Le

Del Mar, Calif. -- Boxing fans were treated to a full night of fights inside the Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Thursday night, as the Golden Boy Promotions card was loaded with top prospects and local favorites, and did not disappointment.

The main event was a Light Middleweight bout pitting Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KO’s) against veteran Ed Paredes (35-5-1, 23 KO’s). Unfortunately, the veteran Paredes was no match for the younger Sanchez, who knocked him down in the final round before scoring a rather easy unanimous decision.

The judges scored the bout 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92, all in favor of Sanchez, and deservedly so. Sanchez used the entire ring throughout the fight, throwing his jab to set up right-handed shots to the head and body. The victory extended Sanchez’s winning streak to three straight.

In the co-main event, “Wild” Wil Tomlinson (23-1-1, 13 KO’s) defeated Miguel Zamudio (29-6-1, 17 KO’s) via an 8th round TKO.

Despite having a reach and height advantage, Zamudio could not keep up with Tomlinson’s speed, as Tomlinson, 28, used his quick hands to land an assortment of punches.  He dominated throughout the match, finally stopping Zamudio with a flurry of punches in the 8th. Tomlinson is now riding a two-bout win streak and looks to be back on track for a world title shot.

Photo by: Tri Le
Local star Manuel Avila (17-0, 7 KO’s) extended his win streak to 17 bouts by defeating Jose Luis Araiza (34-10-1, 25 KO’s) via unanimous decision in a Junior Featherweight bout. Avila out-boxed the older Araiza throughout the match, although the latter did put on a good show.

The first televised bout of the evening appeared closer than what the final scores suggested. The match went all 6 rounds, with Elias Espadas (6-1, 3 KO’s) defeating Carlos Lopez (5-1-1, 3 KO’s) by majority decision. Two judges scored the match for Espadas, 60-54 and 58-56, while one scored it a draw.

Two fights with a local flavor ended the night. In the first bout after the main event, National City resident Adrian Vargas (11-0-1, 7 KO’s) continued to impress as a professional in the Junior Welterweight division by defeating veteran Mario Hermosillo (12-16-4, 2 KO’s) of Mexico by unanimous decision.

Hermosillo seemed to have hurt his foot during the first round and Vargas wisely took advantage of the injury, stalking Hermosillo throughout the bout. The final round ended with a good exchange between the fighters, but it was not enough for Hermosillo to steal the win, as Vargas walked away with his undefeated streak intact.

In the final bout, Light Heavyweight and San Diego native Ulises Sierra (7-0-2, 5 KO’s) defeated fellow San Diegan Lauren Meyers (9-20-1-2 KO’s) by unanimous decision. This was a re-match of their initial bout in February, which ended prematurely due to an injury suffered by Meyers. Both fighters were healthy for this one, but Meyers proved no match for the bigger Sierra, who used his size and power to dominate the 4-round match.

By Lazaro Cruz
Contributing Writer for

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