By Francisco Salazar

Fringe welterweight contender Alan Sanchez returns to the ring tonight from an over 13-month hiatus from the ring.

Sanchez will face veteran Miguel Angel Huerta in an eight round bout at the Woodland Community Senior Center in Woodland, California, just west of Sacramento.

Sanchez (18-3-1, with 9 KOs) has not fought since May 6 of last year, when he defeated Pablo Cesar Cano by split decision over 10 rounds in Las Vegas. Sanchez, who resides in nearby Fairfield, has won his last six bouts since losing by unanimous decision to Luis Collazo in September of 2013.

Huerta (28-14-1, with 18 KOs) has also not seen action in long period of time. Originally from Mexico City and now residing in Santa Ana, California, Huerta last fought on November 6 of 2015, losing a unanimous decision to Martin Honorio.

Huerta has fought a who's who of contenders and unbeaten fighters with mixed resides. He has lost five of his last six bouts.

In the co-feature, Vacaville's Ryan Bourland squares off against Cesar Ruiz in an six round light heavyweight bout.

Bourland (12-1, with 5 KOs) has won his last five bouts, while Ruiz (5-4, with 2 KOs) has won three in a row. The fight will be a rematch of their October of 2015 clash, when Bourland stopped Ruiz after the third round.

Unbeaten Alberto Flores (9-0-2, with 4 KOs) will face Angel Aguilar (8-12, with 1 KO) in a six round junior lightweight bout.

Two four round bouts will round out the Don Chargin Productions/ Paco Presents card.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing