A son of Cuba, a product of the greatest amateur system in the world. Frank Sanchez continues to make strides in the heavyweight division as a professional.
Sanchez, made quick work of his first six opponents stopping five of them inside the first round with just one fighter making it to the second round, before being stopped inside those following three minutes.
Sanchez was brought up through the Cuban amateur system, like many of his compatriots he had a long and extensive career in the unpaid code.
A Cuban national champion with an impressive 214-6 record, the 28-year-old claimed wins over Erislandy Savon.
After turning professional in 2017, Frank has been very active even managing to get a third outing of 2020 this weekend after the Coronavirus pandemic put boxing at a standstill for so long.
On the back of his first six knockout victories a no contest decision followed, before being taken the distance for the first time.
Miguel Cubos was the first man to take ‘The Cuban Flash’ the full six rounds. Four more points victories have followed all of which Sanchez has won unanimously, the last being a victory over Joey Dawejko.
Frank Sanchez has claimed the WBO NABO Heavyweight and WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight titles to date, but the Cuban has his sights set on the world titles.
Michael Borao, co-manager to Sanchez, claimed to have tried to make fights against Joseph Parker and Efe Ajagba in the past with neither coming to fruition.
Ranked in the top ten with the WBO there may be an opportunity for ‘The Cuban Flash’ to get a world title shot in 2021.
Matching the 28-year-old has been an issue but this Saturday night Julian Fernandez steps up to the plate.
The Mexican holds a record of 14-2, winning 11 inside the scheduled distance. ‘El Pitbull Jr’ was last seen in the ring September 2019 getting stopped by Arslanbek Makhmudov.
The stage will be the biggest Sanchez has performed on. The Alamodome will present Frank as the co-main event to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Callum Smith.
‘Canelo’ and Sanchez have shared the ring together through the last couple of Frank’s camps, sparring to prepare both men for their challenges ahead.
As Alvarez prepares for the mountain of a man, Callum Smith, on the biggest stage to close out the year, Sanchez will look to seize his opportunity on the platform provided to make a statement and put his name in the mix with the top heavyweights.