Frank Sanchez keeps climbing the Heavyweight ranks with another stunning performance, this time a 10 round Unanimous Decision over Christian Hammer on Luis Ortiz Vs Charles Martin Undercard on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Sanchez, who in his last outing dropped and stopped the formerly unbeaten and hard hitting Nigerian Efe Ajagba was able to Impress the judges, who scored the fight 100-89 on all three scorecards. With the win, Sanchez remained unbeaten, performing right in front of stablemate and pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez.
Sanchez trained for a fight with Carlos Negron (25-3, 20KOs) but the latter pulled out late after testing positive to COVID 19. This opened the door for a more established Christian Hammer (26-9, 16KOs), who was a standby opponent for the main event but after the Negron pullout, He was asked to fill in, so Sanchez will still have his place on the card.
Sanchez as usual made use of his movements and connected his Jabs more in the opening rounds then added more power to his punches in the later rounds. Sanchez went to the body throughout round three, pounding the Hammer, who was now mostly in a defensive stance. Sanchez cracked another shot at Hammer’s ribs, forcing him to double over.
The action gradually slowed down as Sanchez, who trained by the renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso, heeded his instructions of slowing down the pace in order to avoid a more complex reaction from the more experienced Hammer. Things really slowed down and by round seven Reynoso was the one urging Sanchez to make a charge.
Sanchez kept manovering his way through Hammers high guard and kept clipping him and using movements to evade his punches. Sanchez landed a few body shots but non of those were enough to hurt the seasoned veteran.
Hammer kept charging forward, despite finding it difficult to hold Sanchez down and as a result the fight was a little boring as Sanchez was a big puzzle for Hammer. Reynoso kept urging Sanchez in the late rounds to charge forward and land more to potentially force a stoppage.
Sanchez with that, entered the final round with bad intentions but the closest he came to earning a stoppage was a knockdown. A left right combination from Sanchez, wobbled and dropped Hammer. The referee issued a count but that didn’t offer much on the score cards.
Sanchez now improves to 20-0 with 13 Knockouts. Another significant win since his Unanimous Decision victory over Efe Ajagba three months ago on Fury-Wilder fight Card.
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