Salvador Sánchez was one of the greatest boxers of all time. His professional boxing career spanned more than 7 years — from 1975 to 1982. He had a total of 46 fights, out of which he won 44, drew one and lost only one. He had 32 wins via KO and had no losses via KO. He won two world titles at featherweight, and successfully defended his titles nine times.
Sánchez made his professional boxing debut at the age of 16 on May 4, 1975, defeating Al Gardeno via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 17 more consecutive fights, which included 16 wins via stoppage. At the age of 21, after 35 professional fights, Sánchez had his first world title fight, against Danny Lopez for the featherweight WBC and The Ring titles. He defeated Lopez via 13th round TKO to become the featherweight champion of the world.
One of the highlights of Sánchez's career was his first world title win against Danny Lopez on February 2, 1980. He won the WBC and The Ring featherweight world titles via 13th round TKO. Sánchez put on a great performance and was among the top boxers of his generation. In his next fight, Sánchez successfully defended the WBC and The Ring featherweight titles against Danny Lopez, winning the fight via 14th round TKO.
Sánchez's professional career was filled with many great fights and notable victories. He won two world titles at featherweight and successfully defended his titles nine times. Some of his best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Azumah Nelson, Wilfredo Gómez, and Danny Lopez), Roberto Castanon, Juan Laporte, Nicky Perez, and Patrick Ford.
Salvador Sánchez had just a single loss in his professional boxing career. He suffered his first loss against Antonio Becerra via 12 round split-decision on September 9, 1977, which ended his 18-fight win streak. Becerra is the only boxer to beat Sánchez.
Sanchez's last professional fight was a featherweight title defense bout against Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson at 23 years of age, on July 21, 1982. Sánchez won the fight via 15th round TKO and defended his WBC and The Ring titles. His defense against Nelson was a testament to his skills, as he defeated one of the best boxers of his time.
Salvador Sánchez's career ended tragically when he died in a car accident on August 12, 1982, at the age of 23. His death was a great loss to the boxing world and fans of the sport. Sánchez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991, and his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all time lives on.
In conclusion, Salvador Sánchez was a legendary boxer who had a remarkable career. He won two world titles at featherweight, defended his titles nine times, and had notable victories over three Hall-of-Famers. His career cut short by a tragic car accident, but his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all time will always remain.
Salvador Sánchez Fight Record
|46||Jul 21, 1982||23||Azumah Nelson||Win||TKO15|
|45||May 8, 1982||23||Jorge Garcia||Win||UD|
|44||Dec 12, 1981||22||Pat Cowdell||Win||SD|
|43||Aug 21, 1981||22||Wilfredo Gómez||Win||TKO8|
|42||Jul 11, 1981||22||Nicky Perez||Win||UD|
|41||Mar 22, 1981||22||Roberto Castanon||Win||TKO10|
|40||Dec 13, 1980||21||Juan Laporte||Win||UD|
|39||Sep 13, 1980||21||Patrick Ford||Win||MD|
|38||Jun 21, 1980||21||Danny Lopez||Win||TKO14|
|37||Apr 12, 1980||21||Ruben Castillo||Win||UD|
|36||Feb 2, 1980||21||Danny Lopez||Win||TKO13|
|35||Dec 15, 1979||20||Rafael Gandarilla||Win||TKO5|
|34||Sep 15, 1979||20||Richard Rozelle||Win||KO3|
|33||Aug 7, 1979||20||Félix Trinidad Sr.||Win||TKO5|
|32||Jul 22, 1979||20||Rosalio Muro||Win||KO3|
|31||Jun 17, 1979||20||Fel Clemente||Win||UD|
|30||May 19, 1979||20||Salvador Torres||Win||TKO7|
|29||Mar 13, 1979||20||James Martinez||Win||UD|
|28||Feb 3, 1979||20||Carlos Mimila||Win||KO3|
|27||Dec 16, 1978||19||José Santana||Win||TKO2|
|26||Nov 21, 1978||19||Edwin Alarcon||Win||TKO9|
|25||Sep 26, 1978||19||Francisco Ponce||Win||KO2|
|24||Aug 13, 1978||19||Hector Cortez||Win||TKO7|
|23||Jul 1, 1978||19||José Sánchez||Win||UD|
|22||Mar 15, 1978||19||Juan Escobar||Draw||MD|
|21||Dec 5, 1977||18||Eliseo Cosme||Win||PTS|
|20||Nov 11, 1977||18||José Luis Soto||Win||PTS|
|19||Sep 9, 1977||18||Antonio Becerra||Loss||SD|
|18||May 21, 1977||18||Rosalio Badillo||Win||TKO5|
|17||Mar 12, 1977||18||Daniel Felizardo||Win||KO5|
|16||Feb 5, 1977||18||Raúl López||Win||TKO10|
|15||Dec 25, 1976||17||Antonio Leon||Win||TKO10|
|14||Oct 31, 1976||17||Saul Montana||Win||TKO9|
|13||Aug 11, 1976||17||Joel Valdez||Win||TKO9|
|12||Jul 5, 1976||17||Pedro Sandoval||Win||TKO9|
|11||May 26, 1976||17||Fidel Trejo||Win||KO6|
|10||Apr 24, 1976||17||Jose Chavez||Win||TKO7|
|9||Mar 31, 1976||17||Serafin Isidro Pacheco||Win||TKO4|
|8||Feb 25, 1976||17||Javier Solis||Win||TKO7|
|7||Jan 24, 1976||16||Juan Granados||Win||TKO3|
|6||Dec 11, 1975||16||Fidel Trejo||Win||UD|
|5||Nov 25, 1975||16||Candido Sandoval||Win||TKO7|
|4||Oct 19, 1975||16||Cesar Lopez||Win||KO4|
|3||Aug 10, 1975||16||Victor Martinez||Win||KO2|
|2||May 25, 1975||16||Miguel Ortiz||Win||KO3|
|1||May 4, 1975||16||Al Gardeno||Win||KO3|