Frank Sanchezhas powered his way to victory…
The 27-year-old fast-rising Las Vegas-based Cuban heavyweight (14-0, 12 KOs) dominated former Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (23-4, 17 KOs), on Saturday before the out-of-shape Bisbal retired on his stool following the fourth round.
Sanchez strafed Bisbal with power shots repeatedly. He rocked him with a left hand in the opening round and doled out plenty of punishment on Bisbal, who has been stopped in all four of his losses.
“I was putting pressure on Bisbal just to get him tired, starting to break him down a little,” Sanchez said. “I knew he wasn’t going to go the distance with that kind of pressure. I was moving more side to side, kind of slipping and sliding to get away from that holding that he was doing so I could let my hands go. I’m ready for anyone right now. I want to fight the top guys. It’s what I came from Cuba to do. My goal is to be world champion and I’m going to prove it. I’m a hard-working, dedicated guy.”
According to CompuBox, Sanchez landed 70 of 189 punches (37%) and Bisbal landed only 36 of 173 (21%).