Clemente Sánchez

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Clemente "Xicoténcatl" Sánchez (born July 9, 1947 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, and died December 25, 1978) was a Mexican boxer.

Pro career[edit]

Sánchez turned pro in 1963 and captured the WBC featherweight title with a 3rd round KO over Kuniaki Shibata in 1972. He lost the belt in his first defense by TKO to Jose Legra, but Sanchez had been stripped after failing to make weight prior to the fight.[1] He retired in 1975.


Sánchez was shot and killed in his home city of Monterrey in a traffic dispute in 1978.


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Preceded by
Kuniaki Shibata
WBC Featherweight Champion
19 May 1972 – 16 Dec 1972
Stripped (failed to make weight)
Succeeded by
Jose Legra