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Sonny Fredrickson preparing for next fight on the national stage

Sonny Fredrickson will fight Alex Saucedo on June 30 on ESPN. The fight was supposed to happen in late April but got put on hold because of the coronavirus.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo boxing scene is something special. From Jared Anderson to Albert Bell, Robert Easter Jr., and Sonny Fredrickson, they are all making a name for themselves.

Sonny Fredrickson will fight Alex Saucedo on Tuesday, June 30 on ESPN. This fight was supposed to happen in late April but got put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sonny is more excited than ever because of how well this fight could set him up for the future.

“I’m really grateful to be back in the ring this quick because I didn’t think it was going to be this soon. To have this opportunity to fight on TV and know everyone is going to be able to watch on TV is the best part,” said Fredrickson. “He fought for a world title, not this last fight but the one before. We both know we have been contenders ranked in the top 10 so this fight right here will get us to a world title shot. He’s hungry. I’m hungry. It’ll be a great fight.”

Sonny has a size advantage on his opponent. Their game plan is set and ready.

“I’m going to use my range and distance. I’m taller than he is. Usually, I’m always [taller]. I got to make sure I stick to my game plan. Set up shots and then I can go for the knockout,” said Fredrickson. 

To prepare for this fight he didn’t have to go far. With the boxing talent in town, he sparred with a familiar face.

“I was working out with Albert Bell. Me and him sparred a little bit. He is fighting July 2 so that’s exciting for Toledo too,” Said Fredrickson. “It’s crazy because we all kids back in the day. We used to go to tournaments. It's crazy that all of us are at this point now. Now we are all fighting on TV, all pros, all ranked in the world.”

You can catch Fredrickson vs. Saucedo Tuesday, June 30 on ESPN.

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