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2012-12-01 : Jayson Velez 125¾ lbs beat Salvador Sanchez 125¼ lbs by TKO at 0:38 in round 3 of 10

Jayson Velez versus Salvador Sanchez II WBC Silver Featherweight Title Bout

  • Velez dedicated the bout to Wilfredo Gomez, remembering Gomez' bout with Salvador Sanchez, noting his bout with Sanchez II was Puerto Rico versus Mexico allover again.
  • Using left hooks and right uppercuts, Velez dropped Sanchez at the end of round two, and early in round three, then stopped him.
  • Sanchez, with an 11 bout win streak, entered the ring wearing his late uncle's Salvador Sanchez boxing trunks, fought where Sanchez defeated Azumah Nelson in his last bout in 1982. Velez "But I'm not fighting the trunks" at the press conference.
  • Despite the nephew Sanchez II enthusiasm and experience, Velez showed he was a boxing class above him. Velez landed 81 punches to Sanchez' 18 punches, a world of difference in ability at the world class level.
  • Velez, 20-0, 15 knockouts, wins a world title shot later in 2012 against WBC Featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, a loser to Adrien Broner and Yuriorkis Gamboa.
  • HBO televised preliminary bout to the main event WBA Junior Middleweight title bout of Miguel Cotto versus Austin Trout world title bout at Madison Square Garden.
  • Moment of silence after this bout "for the proud Borinqua Hector Camacho" with crowd chanting 'Macho' after the ten count bell. "May God rest his soul." stated ring announcer Jimmy Lennon. Ex-champion Camacho buried in Bronx earlier in the day.