Pinoy boxer wins in Pacquiao undercard

Posted at 06/10/2012 9:17 AM | Updated as of 06/10/2012 9:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino featherweight Ernie Sanchez defeated Wilton Hilario via unanimous decision in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

The 20-year-old Sanchez clobbered Hilario through eight rounds to win with scores of 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73.

Sanchez's record improved to 14 wins with three losses, with five wins coming by knockout.

Meanwhile, Hilario, who fights out of St. Louis Park in Minnesota, sustained his third loss against 12 wins and 1 draw.

Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight championship against Bradley in the main event of the pay-per-view.