Promoters Javier Bustillo, Gary Shaw and Lou DiBella are pleased to announce the signing of the Puerto Rican 140-pound super prospect Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs). As an amateur, Sanchez amassed an excellent record of 72 wins with only 10 losses and also won a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics in New Orleans in 2000, silver in the International Cup in Mexico in 2002 and gold in Puerto Rico in an international tournament.
Sanchez made his professional debut in 2005 and has already had several notable victories in his career, including a win over the great Mexican standout Albert Rodriguez and another over DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley.
“I am grateful for the opportunity Bustillo, Shaw and DiBella have given me to be part of their companies. I know that with their support I can achieve many things in boxing and bring success to my island of Puerto Rico,” said Sanchez, a native of San Juan.
‘El Flaco’ will appear on one of two shows being presented by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment the 10 and 11 of June in New York, on the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
“I’ve been following Sanchez’s career for some time and he is a great fighter that has much to offer the world of boxing. Team Puerto Rico continues to gain strength and depth with fighters like Hector joining us,” said Bustillo, president of Universal Promotions.
“Our commitment to Puerto Rico is serious and is further confirmed by the signing of ‘El Flaco’ to Team Puerto Rico. We will undoubtedly continue signing the best prospects of the island, and providing opportunities for them to demonstrate their talent,” said Gary Shaw, President of Gary Shaw Productions.
For his part, Lou Dibella said, “Hector is a great fighter and has a very bright future. It will be an honor for me to see him develop. He will provide Puerto Rico a lot of great achievements.”