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'Hammer' Dela Torre wins via Majority Decision over Guillermo Sanchez in his US debut


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New York - Unbeaten Filipino prospect, Harmonito "Hammer" Dela Torre of General Santos City eked out a close Majority Decision victory in his United States debut to stay undefeated against A veteran journeyman in Guillermo Sanchez.

Dela Torre won on two of the three judges' cards at ringside with scores of 78-74, 77-75 to elevate his career win to an immaculate 18-0 (12 KOs) at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York - his first venture in the U.S.

A third judge scored the bout even at 76-76.

Sanchez of Buffalo, New York started strong in the first round. He tagged Dela Torre early in the fight with his left hand and made the Filipino missed most of his power shots.

Dela Torre adjusted his fighting style in the 2nd and was able to get through the guards of his foe.

Armed with quick hands, the Filipino who hails from the same city that produced the greatest Filipino fighter of all time in Manny Pacquiao, stormed a tiring Sanchez in the final two rounds of the fight but was unable to send him down for an impressive outing that his camp and promoters wanted him to show.

What he achieved was wining and garnering 'learning rounds' over a veteran fighter who fought the likes of Adrian Broner, Ronnie Rios and Julio Diaz Jr. This experience will help him in his future fights here in the States where the competition is much tougher than the ones he faced in the Philippines.

Sanchez further dropped to a dismal 15-19-1 as a result of the decision.

Promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions,their bout was shown live from Niagara Falls, NY on CBS Sports Network as part of their Friday evening boxing program - CBS Sports Spectacular Fight Night.

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