Jeremy Sauceda on Joshua Moreno Clash at BKFC 48

Jeremy Sauceda

Jeremy Sauceda throws down with Joshua Moreno at BKFC 48 on August 11th.

The fistic fireworks take place at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The broadcast transpires on Fite TV as well as the Bare Knuckle TV app.

Sauceda spoke to Dylan Bowker of Bare Knuckle News before the bout. Excerpts from the chat are below.

Excerpts from the chat are below.

Jeremy Sauceda

You’re preparing for your third bare-knuckle boxing bout here and have a history dating back to the BKFC tryouts. As you approach your one-year anniversary as a BKFC combatant, what are your thoughts on your arc within this sport so far?

“Yeah, it’s been great. I’ve been just trying to learn and figure out the difference between boxing and bare-knuckle you know. So it’s been quite a journey. It was great going out there the first fight and getting it done. Fighting a great opponent (Roderick Stewart), he’s a good guy. Ended up talking to him afterward on social media and stuff. Yeah, he’s a good dude.”

“The second fight, I guess people were turning down Alonzo (Martinez). They called me on a Tuesday, said “Hey would you like to fight?” We’re gonna probably do a catchweight of 180, somewhere around there. I said yeah let’s do it. So they called me Tuesday and Wednesday I was on the plane headed over there.”

Photo credit to Phil Lambert/ BKFC


Your opponent Joshua Moreno has had a few gloved boxing bouts, had multiple MMA fights, and has a 2-0 BKFC record to boot. What are your thoughts on Moreno’s resume and stylistic attributes overall?

“I think obviously he’s long. He’s gonna be pushing that. He has a good technique as opposed to some of the other fighters that fight bare knuckle he’s more wild, you know. I think he’s a little more cleaner and picks his shots a lot better. Me coming from a boxing background, I’ve done the same thing. So I think it’s gonna be a really good fight. I think people are really going to enjoy watching it… I would say just because bare-knuckle is so different, it’s hard to just stay precise and pick your shots.”

“I’ve realized that from the previous bouts. That I can’t just sit there and try to box. You’ve got to just let your instinct kind of takeover and really just go at it. Putting it in layman’s terms as much as you can, that’s pretty much it. You gotta just go in there and be ready to duke it out, you know?”


You surround yourself with great minds for the sport like Christine Ferea, Leonard Garcia, and Tom Shoaff. Can you speak to the experiences of being underneath those learning trees for this surging sport?

“Oh yeah, definitely. Leonard’s (Garcia) a really good friend of mine. We’re really good friends and that’s kind of how I got into bare-knuckle is through Leonard. When he was training for the Julian Lane fight, he said hey I heard; because we were friends before that, he said I heard you’re a good boxer. I said yeah, yeah. He said ok, let’s get some rounds in. So we started training together and he said man; when the tryouts came up for Albuquerque, he said hey, you should really try out.”

“So that’s what I did. I went out there short notice and at that time, I was just lifting weights. I wasn’t doing any cardio or nothing. So I was about 220 and just yoked up (laughs). So it was a little different. I didn’t have all the stamina and everything I do now but it was good.”

Poster courtesy of BKFC

Jeremy Sauceda vs Joshua Moreno

I unearthed a photo on your Instagram of you with John Dodson as the caption shouted him out as a great fighter and person. Isn’t it funny how things turn out as he main events BKFC 48 for flyweight gold as you prepare for your respective fight?

“(laughs) Yeah, that’s true. I kind of forgot about that. I forgot about that photo now that I think about it. But yeah, that’s true. We were there at the tryouts in Albuquerque. Yeah, I was just like man, it was great meeting this guy. He’s a great guy and every time I’ve seen him since then, him and his brother (Eric Dodson) man, they’re always good to me. They’re great, they’re always supporting me and liking my posts and stuff like that too. So yeah, man, I love those guys.”

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