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Salvador Sánchez, a champion who left his mark

Mexican boxing has had great exponents worldwide and to date they continue to be held in the first places such as Saúl Álvarez, but in the past th

Mexican has had great exponents worldwide and to date they continue to be held in the first places such as Saúl Álvarez, but in the past there was a boxer who left a great mark in the ring, he is Salvador Sánchez, a fighter What a quick jump to fame

Within his boxing career, Salvador Sánchez managed to be the featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council At 23 years old.

In world boxing, Salvador Sánchez in 1996 was ranked as the 26 best in history and his fight against Wilfredo Gomez it is considered Mexico’s biggest victory over Puerto Rico. Since 1991, he has been a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Born in Santiago Tianguistenco, State of Mexico on January 26, 1959, in his beginnings he leaned towards wrestling, but thanks to his great qualities To fight in boxing, he decided to jump right into boxing.

Sánchez was distinguished by his strong punch in the ring and for being a boxer with a strong jaw, very difficult to knock down in his fights.

He defended his world featherweight championship nine times, winning each of those fights.

First he beat Rubén Castillo by unanimous decision in 15 rounds, in the second defense he beat Danny “Coloradito” López with KO in round number 14, in the third fight he beat Patrick Ford, in the fourth against Juan Laporte by decision unanimous, in the fifth over Roberto Castañón by knockout in round 10, in the sixth against Wilfredo Gómez by TKO 8, in the seventh against Pat Cowdell, in the eighth over Jorge García by unanimous decision in 15 rounds and in the ninth against Azumah Nelson by TKO in 15 rounds.

After being world champion at age 23 and defending his title nine times, Salvador Sánchez was at the peak of his career and was consecrated as the future king of Mexican boxing.

Unfortunately for boxing, at dawn on August 12, 1982, on the highway leading to San Luis Potosí, the white Porsche 928 he was driving crashed head-on into a Ford pickup truck and a tractor-trailer loaded with two agricultural tractors at the same time. attempting to pass another truck, killing him instantly.

Before his death, Salvador Sánchez was already cooking great fights, some of them were against Nicaraguan Alexis Argüello, the rematch against Juan Laporte and Wilfredo Gómez, as well as a world title fight against Colombian Mario Miranda.