fighter

Alex Saucedo

Weightclass: Welterweight

  • 25wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 15kos

AGE:
22
Birthplace:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height:
5’10”
reach:
72”
Managers:
Lou Mesorana
Trainers:
Abel Sanchez

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Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo

At the age of 22, Alex is a five-year pro – he made his debut at 17. A rising young contender at 140 pounds, he is a former amateur standout in the junior division. He turned pro before he was old enough to compete in the “open” division.

Alex has stayed active in the ring and made good progress as a pro – he fought six times in 2012, four times in 2013, five times in 2014, four times in 2015, and three times in 2016.

He also stepped up in class of opposition and gave impressive performances.

In his last fight on May 26 in Chicago, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Wilberth Lopez.

Fightnews.com’s Craig Wick reported from ringside [excerpts]: Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo kept his undefeated streak rolling with an eight-round decision win over talented, but outgunned, Wilberth Lopez.

Saucedo stalked Lopez throughout, frequently landing shots that would have rendered lesser fighters horizontal. Lopez, however, doesn’t get stopped and provided enough movement and return fire from his southpaw stance to occasionally make things interesting.

One knockdown in the fight, late in the first, courtesy of a bullet right hand to the chin delivered by Saucedo. At the conclusion, all three judges saw it for “El Cholo,” 77-74 and 78-73 twice. [End Wick item]

It was Alex’s third fight working with trainer with Abel Sanchez at Sanchez’ Summit Gym in Big Bear Lake, California.

After the fight, Alex said, “Lopez was an opponent that came to fight, but we made it work and we got the victory. These are the kind of fights that will make me better….”

In an earlier interview, Alex said, “I’m aggressive – I like to put pressure and I know I have power in both hands. I like to go forward, just throwing punches. It’s really hard for somebody to take those punches – I feel the punches when I hit them. I have a lot of skills, too – my amateur career really helped me a lot. I use them when I need them, but I always like to be aggressive.”

Regarding his nickname, he said, “It comes from when I used to live in Mexico. When I was about five years old, they started calling me ‘El Cholo.’ I have an older brother, he’s four years older than me, I used to wear his clothes when I was out riding my bike. It was a little town, and I used to go everywhere wearing my big brother’s clothes – they were real saggy. I used to live in front of an elementary school and the guy that used to clean it started calling me ‘cholito’ – little cholo – because I was wearing those saggy clothes and everybody started calling me that. In English, cholo means ‘gangster,’ but we don’t take it like that.”

fight history

  • 2012

    On 12-15-12 in Houston, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Edward Cordova (3-3-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce main event, and Alex quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round, both with a series of punches, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14.

    On 10-11-12 in Oklahoma City he won by knockout (1st round) against Terrance Harris (0-7-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at Remington Park, and Alex quickly overwhelmed him; he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and Harris was counted out at 2:12.

    On 8-11-12 in Arlington, TX, he won a 4 round majority decision against Donald Ward (1-0): the bout was on the undercard at the Convention Center, and it was a good, close fight; Ward gave a strong effort, but Alex outworked him, landed the harder punches, and won by scores of 39-37, 39-37, 38-38.

    On 6-16-12 in El Paso, TX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against James Harrison (1-0-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Andy Lee main event, and Alex dominated; he consistently outworked Harrison, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards.

    On 3-30-12 in Aransas Pass, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Luis Rosete (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Center; Alex quickly overpowered Rosete, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:51 of the 1st round.

    On 2-4-12 in San Antonio he won by knockout (1st round) against Jean Colon (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Marco Antonio Rubio main event, and Alex quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round, and Colon was counted out at 1:03.

    He debuted at the age of 17 on 11-19-11 in Houston and won by TKO (1st round) against Cedric Sheppard (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Peter Manfredo main event; Alex quickly overwhelmed Sheppard, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:28 of the 1st round.

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  • 2013

    On 11-9-13 in Corpus Christi, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Steven Hall (6-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia-Roman Martinez main event, and Alex quickly overpowered him; he rocked Hall repeatedly and scored knockdown late in the 2nd round; he rocked Hall again early in the 3rd, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:11.

    On 8-17-13 in Laredo he won by knockout (1st round) against Ramon Pena (7-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Adailton DeJesus main event; Alex scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and Pena was counted out at 1:00.

    On 6-29-13 in Thackerville, OK, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Wendel Henley (10-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Daniel Diaz-Roberto Marroquin main event; Alex dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards.

    On 3-16-13 in Thackerville he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:40) against Norman Allen (6-7): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Roberto Marroqiuin-Antonio Escalante main event, and ended with a spectacular knockout; Alex scored a devastating knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round – Allen got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:40…

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  • 2014

    on 11-29-14 in Omaha he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Daniel Calzada (10-11-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Ray Beltran main event, and Alex dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a right hand to the body in the 2nd round, and Calzada was cut over his right eye in the late rounds; Alex won by shutout scores of 60-53 on all three scorecards…

    On 9-27-14 in Oklahoma City, OK, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Miguel Alvarez (10-13-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at OKC Downtown Airport; Alex scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and Alvarez was counted out at 0:31…

    On 9-6-14 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Gary Bergeron (12-10): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Carlos Cardenas main event; Alex scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:35…

    On 3-1-14 in San Antonio, TX, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Gilbert Venegas (12-12-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Brian Vera II main even, and Alex dominated the fight; scored 60-54, 60-54, 59-55…

    On 2-1-14 in Laredo he won by TKO (1st round) against Francisco Reza (12-8): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Gilberto Ramirez-Don Mouton main event; Alex scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 1st round – Reza got up, but Alex rocked him again and the referee stopped the fight at 2:10…

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