Jason Sanchez went to Panama City, Panama as an underdog and left as a world champion. The Albuquerque, New Mexico boxer faced off against Jean Carlos Rivera for the WBO Youth Featherweight Title and won a unanimous ten round decision.
Rivera, who is from Puerto Rico, had never lost a fight until Wednesday night. The loss dropped his record to 15-1. Sanchez improved to 13-0 with six knockouts.