Eddie Sanchez made his professional boxing debut in style Saturday night when he beat Jose Rodriguez of Orosi at the Tower Theatre in Fresno.
“It’s a dream come true,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez and Rodriguez were the main event on the card and they put on quite a show for the crowd. Those who attended the fight or who streamed it online couldn’t help but notice the amount of support Sanchez had in the audience.
Amongst the crowd calling out or cheering his name Eddie said it just pushed him harder.
“Every round, every time I heard my name it gave me the motivation to keep pushing,” he added. “I stepped into that ring and I said to myself I have way more of a reason to win this fight. All of my supporters pushed me and every round I was stronger and stronger. Thank you so much.”
Eddie almost knocked out his opponent but Rodriguez was saved by the bell. Once Rodriguez hit the floor the ref started the count but the round ended before the count could be completed.
What’s next for Sanchez?
“I’m going to stay active and busy and try to get some fights. I will try to take whatever opportunity comes,” Sanchez noted. “My goal is to be World Champ one day. God willing I get that opportunity.”
Sanchez lives in Corcoran with his wife, Demi and their son Sterling. Eddie fights as a member of the Lemoore Boxing Club. He is coached by Jason Glaspie. Over the past several years Eddie has brought the following titles: 2013 Golden Gloves Championship, 2017 Desert Showdown Championship, Golden State Championship and the Independence Day Championship.
To follow Eddie’s career visit his Facebook page.