Enrique Sánchez

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Enrique Sánchez
Real name Enrique José Sánchez León
Rated at Light Welterweight
Super Bantamweight
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach 1.85 m (73 in)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1972-07-16) 16 July 1972 (age 44)
Mexico City, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 39
Wins by KO 32
Losses 13
Draws 1
No contests 0

Enrique José Sánchez León (born July 16, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican former boxer and the former WBA super bantamweight champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In 1990, Sánchez won pro debut by stopping veteran Felipe Castillo in the fourth round.[2]

NABF Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

In March 1997 Enrique defeated American Joe Manzano to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Championship in a twelve round fight.[3]

WBA Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

On February 8, 1998 Sánchez won the vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Championship by upsetting Puerto Rican, former World Boxing Organization world's champion Rafael del Valle over twelve rounds.[4] He would lose his title to fellow Mexican Néstor Garza.[5]

All three of his losses have been to World Champions Marco Antonio Barrera, Robert Guerrero, and Néstor Garza.

Preceded by
Rafael Del Valle
WBA Bantamweight Champion
8 February 1998– 12 December 1998
Succeeded by
Néstor Garza

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Enrique Sanchez - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia". Boxrec.com. 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1990-12-15. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1997-03-14. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1998-02-08. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  5. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1998-12-12. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 

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