Jason Sanchez may as well be on a milk carton as far as gamblers and most boxing fans are concerned. But all of that can change on June 8 in Reno, Nevada when he faces long odds and defending champion Oscar Valdez for the World Boxing Organization world featherweight championship at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Sanchez will enter the fight ranked 129th in the world compared to the defending champion Oscar Valdez, who is currently ranked fourth in the world.
This championship fight can be seen on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. It will be the sixth straight title defense bout for Valdez. For Sanchez it’s a chance at becoming a household name. And a champion!
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On June 8, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise the World Boxing Organization world featherweight championship fight between Oscar Valdez (25-0, 20 knockouts) and Jason Sanchez (14-0, 7 knockouts). This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be held at Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said it well, though perhaps was understated when he stated that “Jason Sanchez is the real ‘Cinderella Man. He is young, hungry, and capable of pulling off a major upset. It should be an exciting battle.”
Then again what else is Arum supposed to say? “Cinderella Man” is code speak for massive underdog. Sanchez has no real punching power to threaten Valdez and many believe that he does not deserve this shot at a championship belt. In fact, this fight is more of a tune up exhibition for Valdez.
Sanchez also had all of the right words, emphasizing his shot, albeit a long one, against Valdez.
“I am truly honored and blessed to have an opportunity like this,” said the challenger. “Coming from Albuquerque, New Mexico, I knew I had to work extra hard to be noticed and to get where I’m at right now. I will be bringing this belt home to Albuquerque, to my family, my supporters, and most of all, my late brother Alan Sanchez. I believe he guided me down this road and that my journey is only beginning. “
Despite his lack of notoriety, Sanchez is considered the featherweight division’s rising young stars. Last October he garnered some attention with a stunning win over then unbeaten Jean Carlos Rivera in a unanimous decision that took place in Panama City, Panama.
As for Valdez he is undeniably happy to get back into the ring and defend his title.
“I’m excited to be back in the ring for the sixth defense of my world title,” said the champion. “I know there is a big target on my back because I’m the champion, but nobody is going to take this title away from me. This will be my second fight training with Eddy Reynoso. Training with Eddy, I feel the best I’ve ever felt. I felt great in the ring during my first fight with Eddy in my corner. I know that I will look evenj better this time out. The fans in Reno and watching on ESPN and ESPN Deportes can expect a great showing from me on June 8. “
Valdez is Mexico’s first ever two-time Olympian and is a fan favorite because of his hyper aggressive go for broke style of fighting. He offers an element of excitement that brings fans out of their seats and wanting more.
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Valdez may be a target in the featherweight division but Sanchez is not the man to replace him as champion.
Boxing Odds Pick: Oscar Valdez
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With the boxing odds at BookMaker Sportsbook, you can bet on boxing all year, from smaller cards to pay-per-view events. Access live betting lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook. Oscar Valdez vs. Jason Sanchez takes place on June 8 at Reno Sparks Convention Center, Reno. The fight can be seen on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.