2005-01-29 Nelson Dieppa w co 11 Alex Sanchez, Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO

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2005-01-29 Nelson Dieppa w co 11 Alex Sanchez, Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Jose Rivera. Following a short spell of feeling each other out the challenger tore into Dieppa (108), and by the end of the opener both men were exchanging blows with abandon. Thereafter, Dieppa, cut over the left eye in the second, began to use the ring more, and although occasionally going toe-to-toe with Sanchez (108) he concentrated on picking up the points. However, during the middle rounds Sanchez started to concentrate his attacks on the body, a tactic that saw Dieppa weaken somewhat, and in the tenth session the former mini flyweight champion came on strong as the crowd got behind him. The 11th saw Sanchez continue his assault as he looked to claw back the points, but after missing with a huge right he was countered by a Dieppa right that sent him crashing to the canvas to be counted out on the 2.50 mark. Thus one of the most exciting fights between fellow Puerto Ricans came to a close.