Alex Sánchez (boxer)

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Alex Sánchez
Statistics
Real name Alex Sánchez Sepulveda[1]
Nickname(s) El Nene
Rated at Light flyweight
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Reach 64 in (160 cm)
Nationality  Puerto Rico
Born (1973-06-05) 5 June 1973 (age 41)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 31
Wins by KO 21
Losses 8
Draws 1

Alex "El Nene" Sánchez Sepúlveda (born June 5, 1973) is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer.[2]

Boxing career[edit]

Sánchez began his professional boxing career on October 4, 1991, knocking out Carlos Figueroa in round one at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

After one more win that year, he took 1992 off, but came back in 1993 to post nine wins in a row before facing Orlando Malone for the WBO's world Strawweight championship. On December 22 of that year, Sánchez became a world champion by knocking Malone out in the first round at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He went on a European tour in 1994, retaining his title and winning a non-title bout in Spain, and retaining his title in Germany. By then, Sánchez was actively challenging Michael Carbajal into a fight. That fight, however, never came off.

In 1995, he retained his title twice, and won four non-title bouts. In 1996, he only had one fight, knocking out Jose Luis Velardez in round five.

In 1997, he started by suffering his first defeat, at the hands of Edgar Cardenas, by a decision in ten rounds. He then beat future world champion Victor Burgos by a decision in twelve to retain the title, in what marked the beginning of their trilogy of bouts. He closed the year by getting his long anticipated unification bout with WBC world champion Ricardo López, but he lost the title to López when López knocked him out in round five at Madison Square Garden.

Sánchez has been active only on and off since. In 2002, he and Burgos had their second meeting, and this time the result was a draw. But in 2003, after López had conquered the IBF world belt and retired, the IBF declared Sánchez and Burgos their official challengers for the world crown, and this time, Sánchez lost by a knockout in round 12 at Las Vegas.

Sánchez revealed that he had become a newborn Christian shortly before his next fight, an attempt at recovering the WBO world Strawweight championship, held this time by Ivan Calderón. On December 6, he lost to Calderón by a twelve round unanimous decision at Bayamón.

On August 6, 2004, Sánchez, who had shortly before expressed to local newspapers that he hoped to become a world champion again, beat Roberto Gomez by an eight round decision, as part of a San Juan undercard highlighted by José Miguel Cotto's win over former world champion Al Kotey.

Just over a month later, on September 11, he posted a first round knockout over Arturo Velazquez, at the José Miguel Agrelot coliseum, also in San Juan.

On January 29, 2005, Sanchez attempted to win the WBO world Jr. Flyweight title, but he lost to champion Nelson Dieppa of Vieques by an eleventh round knockout. Puerto Rican boxing experts commented that the Sanchez-Dieppa fight should have been considerated for "fight of the year" in Puerto Rico.

His next fight, once again for the WBO Jr. Lightweight title that Hugo Cazares had taken from Dieppa, was held in Ponce on August 20 of that year. After suffering an eye injury, Sanchez lost the fight by an eighth round technical knockout, announcing his retirement from professional boxing immediately after the bout.

At a moment in his career Alex Sanchez was trained by Felix Trinidad's father Felix Trinidad Senior.

Sanchez is now a boxing promoter in Puerto Rico.

Professional Record[edit]

31 Wins (21 Knockouts, 10 Decisions), 8 Losses, 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 31-8-1 Philippines Glenn Donaire RTD 8 (12) 2011-12-09 United States Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA For Interim WBC Latino Flyweight Title
Loss 31-7-1 Puerto Rico Nelson Dieppa RTD 9 (12) 2008-02-23 Puerto Rico Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico For WBA Fedebol Light Flyweight Title
Loss 31-6-1 Mexico Hugo Fidel Cazares RTD 8 (12) 2005-08-20 Puerto Rico Auditorio Juan Pachín Vicéns, Ponce, Puerto Rico For WBO Light Flyweight Title
Loss 31-5-1 Puerto Rico Nelson Dieppa KO 11 (12) 2005-01-29 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico For WBO Light Flyweight Title
Win 31-4-1 Mexico Arturo Velazquez KO 1 (8) 2004-09-11 Puerto Rico Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Win 30-4-1 Mexico Roberto Gomez UD 8 2004-08-06 Puerto Rico Coliseo Pedrín Zorrilla, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Loss 29-4-1 Puerto Rico Ivan Calderon UD 12 2003-12-06 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico For WBO Minimumweight Title
Loss 29-3-1 Mexico Jose Victor Burgos TKO 12 (12) 2003-02-15 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA For vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title
Draw 29-2-1 Mexico Jose Victor Burgos SD 12 2002-05-11 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico IBF Light Flyweight Title Eliminator
Win 29-2 Puerto Rico Jose Laureano UD 6 2001-07-21 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Win 28-2 Mexico Jose Luis Velarde KO 1 (8) 2001-05-20 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 27-2 Dominican Republic Melquiades Ventura KO 2 (6) 2001-04-19 Puerto Rico Diamond Palace Hotel, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 26-2 Mexico Lorenzo Trejo UD 10 1999-05-29 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Loss 25-2 Mexico Ricardo Lopez TKO 5 (12) 1997-08-23 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA Lost WBO & For WBC Minimumweight title
Win 25-1 Mexico Jose Victor Burgos UD 12 1997-03-29 United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Loss 24-1 Mexico Edgar Cardenas UD 10 1997-02-22 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 24-0 Mexico Jose Luis Velarde TKO 6 (10) 1996-05-04 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA
Win 23-0 Mexico Pablo Tiznado KO 1 (10) 1995-10-27 Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico
Win 22-0 Mexico Tomas Rivera UD 12 1995-07-29 United States Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Win 21-0 Puerto Rico Arturo Valdez TKO 3 (10) 1995-06-15 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 20-0 Mexico Fernando Martinez KO 1 (10) 1995-05-04 Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico
Win 19-0 Mexico Ventura Mendivil TKO 2 (10) 1995-02-27 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 18-0 Mexico Rafael Orozco UD 12 1995-01-28 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Win 17-0 Mexico Pablo Tiznado UD 10 1994-11-01 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 16-0 Mexico Oscar Andrade TKO 4 (12) 1994-09-10 Germany Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Win 15-0 Dominican Republic Carlos Juan Rodriguez KO 1 (12) 1994-08-13 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Win 14-0 Mexico Jose Rodriguez TKO 3 (10) 1994-06-11 Spain Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Win 13-0 Mexico Arturo Mayan TKO 1 (12) 1994-01-07 Spain Casino de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain Retained WBO Minimumweight title
Win 12-0 United States Orlando Malone TKO 1 (12) 1993-12-22 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBO Minimumweight title
Win 11-0 Spain Jose Juarez KO 4 (8) 1993-10-29 Spain Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Win 10-0 United States Andres Carrasco KO 1 (6) 1993-10-15 Puerto Rico Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Win 9-0 Mexico Eduardo Vallejo TKO 1 (8) 1993-10-01 Puerto Rico Camuy, Puerto Rico
Win 8-0 Puerto Rico Miguel Santos UD 8 1993-07-17 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 7-0 Spain Jose Ramon Bartolome UD 4 1993-07-03 Puerto Rico La Linea, Puerto Rico
Win 6-0 Puerto Rico Jose Hernandez KO 1 (6) 1993-06-19 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 5-0 Puerto Rico Kenny Berrios TKO 4 (6) 1993-05-15 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 4-0 Puerto Rico Carlos Figueroa KO 1 (6) 1993-03-24 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico
Win 3-0 Puerto Rico Jose Hernandez TKO 4 (6) 1993-01-16 Puerto Rico Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
Win 2-0 Puerto Rico Alfredo Rivera UD 4 1991-11-04 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 1-0 Puerto Rico Carlos Figueroa TKO 1 (4) 1991-10-04 Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Professional Debut

Legacy[edit]

He is recognized at Ponce's Parque de los Ponceños Ilustres in the area of sports.[1]

Professional championships[edit]

Preceded by
Paul Weir (boxer)
World Boxing Organization Minimumweight Champion
22 Dec 1993– 23 Aug 1997
Succeeded by
Ricardo Lopez

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sports. TravelPonce.com Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ Article (Spanish)

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Alex Sánchez from BoxRec