Clemente Sánchez

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Clemente Sánchez
Real name Clemente Sánchez
Nickname(s) Xicotencatl
Rated at Featherweight
Nationality Mexican
Born (1947-07-09)July 9, 1947
Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico
Died December 25, 1978(1978-12-25) (aged 31)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 45
Wins by KO 29
Losses 11
Draws 3
"Clemente Sanchez" redirects here. For the New Mexico state senator, see Clemente Sanchez (politician).

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 Lineal championship|Lineal]] and WBC featherweight title with a 3rd round KO over Kuniaki Shibata in 1972. He lost the title in his first defense by TKO to Jose Legra, but Sanchez had been stripped of his WBC belt 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
Succeeded by
Jose Legra
Lineal Featherweight Champion
19 May 1972 – 16 Dec 1972