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Salvador Sanchez

45 Greatest Fighters of the Last 45 Years – 10: Salvador Sanchez

The boxing world and fans were robbed of seeing Salvador Sanchez continue his career when he tragically died in a car accident on August 12, 1982 at the tender age of 23. He had already to that point, in my father’s opinion as well as my own, accomplished enough to be the greatest Mexican and…

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The Greatest Fights Of All-Time (30-26)

30. Alexis Argüello VS Alfredo Escalera II February 4, 1979 Rimini, Italy Venue: The Sports Palace After their bloody battle of Bayamón a year earlier, I didn’t think Escalera had a shot at regaining his title from Argüello. Escalera had suffered such an immense amount of punishment in the first fight and had lost his…

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Greatest Featherweights In Boxing History: Salvador Sanchez

For over 20 years, I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out boxing’s equivalent to Christopher Wallace. The Notorious B.I.G. had the greatest less-than-five-year-run in hip hop history. His albums Ready to Die and Life After Death were lyrical masterpieces released between 1994 and 1997. His death, right before Life After Death was released, tragically…

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The Greatest Fights Of All-Time (50-46)

50. Gene Fullmer Vs Carmen Basilio I August 28, 1959 San Francisco, CA Venue: Cow Palace Going into this fight, boxing fans were salivating at the potential fireworks this matchup would bring. Fullmer and Basilio were both aggressive fighters with tremendous chins and stamina. They were both former undisputed Middleweight Champions, and both had won…

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Latin Fury 15: Duddy vs. Chavez Jr. Live Results

First on the card In the PPV opener Salvador Sanchez was upset by Tomas Villa in a decent action tussle. All three judges scored in favour of Villa: cards were 77-75, 79-73, 78-74. Prelim action Top Rank’s 18 year old super prospect, Jose Benavidez, destroyed Josh Beeman with a bodyshot in the first. Benavidez progresses…

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