ONTARIO, CA (April 20, 2022) – This past Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions saw the battle of future world title contenders as bantamweight, Eros Correa (12-1, 8 KOs), upset WBO #5 and WBA #8, Saul «The Beast» Sanchez (18-2, 11 KOs), winning by split decision. Sanchez vs. Correa, a scheduled 10-round main event, headlined Thompson’s “Path To Glory” event.
In a fight that boxing writers and fight fans raved about how competitive and close it was, we saw Correa control the second half of the fight with lateral movement, fast hands, as he dictated the terms of the fight with a good jab. Sanchez fought valiantly as nearly every round started with Sanchez putting pressure on Correa, but Sanchez couldn’t keep Correa on the ropes for long periods of time and struggled to cut off the ring. With the win, Correa now enters the world title picture in one of the most exciting divisions in the sport of boxing. Scorecards read 98-92, 97-93 for Correa and 94-96 for Sanchez.
“I fought the fight of my life,” said Correa, who rebounded from his first career loss in the later part of 2021. «I’ve been telling everyone that I’m at my best fighting at 118 pounds. I want to thank Sanchez for giving me a chance to face him, this was a great fight, and I’m happy that I got the victory. I have worked my whole life for this moment, and now I am one step closer to fighting for a regional title. I also want to thank my team for believing in me, and Thompson Boxing for giving me this opportunity.»