Saul Sanchez Makes Weight, Headlines “New Blood” on Friday Night

ORANGE, Calif.: Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Saul Sanchez (12-0, 7 KOs) weighed in at 117.8 lbs. at Thursday’s weigh in, while challenger Edwin Rodriguez (10-5-1, 5 KOs) weighed 118.1 lbs.

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The pair square off in the “New Blood” main event this Friday, Aug. 23, from Omega Products International in Corona, Calif.

The 10-round showcase fight can be streamed live on TB Presents: New Blood starting at 8:00 p.m. / 11:00 p.m. ET on Thompson Boxing’s Facebook page, YouTube channel: Thompson Boxing TV and online at ThompsonBoxing.com.

Sanchez, 22, of No. Hollywood, Calif., makes his 10-round debut on Friday night.

“There’s a lot to be excited about,” said Sanchez, who is trained by Joel Diaz. “I just have to stay focused and be ready for anything.”

WEIGHTS

Saul Sanchez, 117.8 lbs. vs. Edwin Rodriguez, 118.1 lbs. (10-rounds)
Luis Lopez, 145.8 lbs. vs. Demarcus Layton, 145.7 lbs. (8-rounds)
Oscar Torrez, 212.4 lbs. vs. Miguel Cubos, 229.9 lbs. (6-rounds)
Gabriel Hernandez, 231.3 lbs. vs. Daniel Najera, 220.4 lbs. (6-rounds)
Sebastian Salinas, 131.6 lbs. vs. Michael Gaxiola, 132 lbs. (4-rounds)

Remaining tickets priced at $40, $60 & $100 are available for purchase on the day of the event from the venue starting at 5:30 p.m. local time. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bout starting at approximately 7:45 p.m.

All fights will stream live on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page, YouTube channel and ThompsonBoxing.com. Beto Duran will handle blow-by-blow duties, while Hall of Fame broadcaster Rich Marotta provides expert, color commentary.

The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.