Salvador Sanchez

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Birthday
26, 1959
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Aug 12, 1982 (23)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1959
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Aug 12, 1982 (23)

About

WBC Featherweight Champion and Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year in 1981. He successfully defended his title nine times, and held it up until a tragic 1982 car accident ended his life when he was just 23.

Before Fame

Turning professional at age 16, he won the WBC Featherweight Championship in 1980, the first Mexican since Ruben Olivares to win a world featherweight title.

Trivia

He finished his career with 24 straight victories and overall went 44-1-1 as a professional.

Family Life

His nephew Salvador Sanchez II became a featherweight boxer as well.

Associated With

Humberto Soto was another popular featherweight boxer from Mexico.