Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 6/10/13
This past Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, highly touted Puerto Rican prospect, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (13-0, 9 KO's) made an impressive HBO Latino debut by defeating tough Mexican, Sergio Villanueva ( 25-3-2, 13 KO's ) by scoring a 7th round TKO. The 24 year old ambidextrous fighter was able to establish the pace of fight from the opening bell. In the middle rounds Pedraza was fighting from both stances, southpaw to conventional, confusing his opponent while landing clean shots. Pedraza's body attack was superb throughout the entire match and in the fifth round he managed to send Villanueva to the canvas.  As the body attack continued the bout was halted in the seventh round at the 2:59 mark when Pedraza dropped Villanueva twice, prompting the intervention of his corner right after Villanueva beat the 8 count. "I was surprised with my opponent's heart.  He never backed down and was able to recover too.  I kept boxing without losing focus, until we achieved th...
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