Name: Salvador Sanchez
Birthplace: Tianguistenco, México, Mexico
Died: 1982-08-12 (Age:23)
Hometown: Tianguistenco, México, Mexico
Height: 5′ 6″ / 168cm
Reach: 68″ / 173cm
Boxing Record: click
Salvador Sanchez was a complete fighter who possessed speed, power, and excellent counter-punching skills.
Sanchez won the WBC Featherweight Championship in 1980 by stopping Danny Lopez in thirteen rounds, becoming the first Mexican since Ruben Olivares to win a world featherweight title. He made nine successful title defenses.
In his highest profile fight, Sanchez stopped the undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Wilfredo Gomez in eight rounds in 1981. Gomez, who was 32-0-1 (32 KOs), was a 2-1 betting favorite.
In his last fight, Sanchez stopped Azumah Nelson in fifteen rounds on July 21, 1982.
Sanchez died August 12, 1982, when his white Porsche was hit head-on by a truck as he attempted to pass another truck in front of him.
In 1991, Sanchez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
In 1999, The Associated Press named Sanchez the 3rd greatest featherweight of the 20th century.
| WBC Featherweight Champion
1980 Feb 2 – 1982 Aug 12
Juan La Porte