Frank Sanchez vs Scott Alexander Preview September 30th, 2023
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Frank Sanchez of Cuba puts his WBC Continental Americas Title on the line against Scott Alexander of Los Angeles, California this Saturday, September 30th. The 10-round tilt will be shown live in America on Showtime pay-per-view on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo contest while fans in the UK can see it on FITE TV. Sanchez last fought in April when he stopped Daniel Martz in just 101 seconds. Alexander’s last outing came in August, 2022 when he halted Jaime Solorio in the third round.
Sanchez vs Alexander Betting Odds
- Scott Alexander +1200
- Frank Sanchez -3300
The 31-year-old Sanchez, who fights out of Miami, Florida boasts a perfect record of 22-0 with 15 Ko’s and has boxed 99 rounds since making his pro debut in 2017. He enjoyed a fine amateur career as he won the 2008 Cuban National School Games at 165 lbs and finished third at the Cuban National Championships from 2011 to 2014. He then fought in the World Series of Boxing in 2016.
Sanchez stands 6-feet-4-inches tall with a 78-inch wingspan and possesses better-than-average power with a current knockout ratio of 68.2 per cent but three of his last five fights have gone the distance. His biggest wins so far have been against Carlos Negron, Christian Hammer, Efe Ajagba, Nagy Aguilera, Brian Howard, Joey Dawejko and Julian Fernandez. Sanchez can explode suddenly with power punches after appearing to lull his opponents to sleep and has also captured the WBO NABO Heavyweight Title as a pro.
The 34-year-old Alexander steps into the ring with a mark of 17-5-2 with 9 Ko’s. He’s boxed 98 rounds since making his pro debut in 2009 and is pretty durable as he’s been stopped just once in his four defeats. Those losses came at the hands of Rodney Hernandez by six-round unanimous decision in 2015; to LaRon Mitchell by 10-round unanimous decision in 2016 for the vacant NABF Junior Heavyweight Title; to Travis Kauffman via a 10-round majority decision in 2018; to Carlos Negron by eight-round unanimous decision in 2021 and by a first-round stoppage to Zhilei Zhang in May, 2022.
Alexander’s draws were four-round affairs with Marcus Dickerson in 2010 and with Tracey Johnson in 2016. He stands 6-feet-3-inches tall with a 75-inch reach so gives an inch in height and three inches in reach to Sanchez. As far as power goes, nine of Alexander’s 17 wins have been by stoppage for a current knockout ratio of 53 per cent. He took a step up in class against Zhang last year and fell short and that’s likely to happen again this weekend.
Sanchez seems to have all the tools to become a legitimate heavyweight contender but doesn’t always use them often enough during a fight. He can bore you to tears for several rounds and then explode with a power punch or two and his opponents always need to be wary of this. Alexander should be able to give him a few rounds work and has a slight puncher’s chance here but I’m expecting Sanchez to come out on top with the best bet being by stoppage.
Sanchez’s explosiveness should be the difference.
Play Sanchez -3300 @ BetOnline.ag
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