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 Salvador Sanchez

Salvador Sanchez

Birth
Santiago Tianguistenco de Galeana, Tianguistenco Municipality, México, Mexico
Death 13 Aug 1982 (aged 23)
Santiago de Queretaro, Querétaro Municipality, Querétaro de Arteaga, Mexico
Burial Santiago Tianguistenco de Galeana, Tianguistenco Municipality, México, Mexico
Memorial ID 6954 · View Source
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Featherweight Champion of the World 1980-1982. Sanchez combined slick countering and tremendous punching power to defeat many top pros including Wilfredo Gomez, Juan Laporte', Danny "Little Red" Lopez, and Azumah Nelson. He succesfully defended his Featherweight Championship 9 times. Late in the evening of August 13, 1982, Sanchez was out driving his Porsche through the town of Queretaro, Mexico when he was struck by a Tractor Trailer and, tragically, was killed instantly. In June 1991, almost 9 years after his death, Sanchez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Salvador Sanchez (26 Jan 1959–13 Aug 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6954, citing Santiago Tianguistenco Cemetery, Santiago Tianguistenco de Galeana, Tianguistenco Municipality, México, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .