2005-08-20 Hugo Fidel Cazares w rtd 7 Alex Sanchez, Juan Vicens Auditorium, Ponce, Puerto Rico - WBO
20 August Hugo Cazares w rtd 7 Alex Sanchez, Juan Vicens Auditorium, Ponce, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Defending the title for the first time, the southpaw Cazares (108) was quickly on top of Sanchez (107) and dominated the fight right through to its conclusion, with his speed and reach advantages making it difficult for the latter to get going. Apart from a few right hands that got through, Sanchez was up against it from the start and in the seventh he was caught on the ropes as heavy rights and lefts rained in on him before the bell came to his rescue. Cut in several places and unable to see out of the left eye it came as no surprise that Sanchez was retired by his corner at the end of the seventh.