Frank Sanchez

Frank Sanchez

“The Cuban Flash”

RECORD

17 - 0 - 0

KOs

13

Weight 225.25 lbs (102.27 kg)

Age 28

Home Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

Complete Stats

Unbeaten heavyweight Frank Sanchez is quickly rising through the rankings as he seeks to become the first world heavyweight champion from Cuba. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Brian Howard

Nov 07, 2020 / Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Sanchez scores a fourth-round KO over Howard in their co-main event.

Latest News

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Fights

Frank Sanchez Fights

Win vs Julian Fernandez 14-2-0

Dec 19, 2020 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Julian Fernandez by KO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Brian Howard 15-3-0

Nov 07, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Brian Howard by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Joey Dawejko 20-7-4

Mar 07, 2020 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Joey Dawejko by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jack Mulowayi 7-1-1

Oct 26, 2019 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Jack Mulowayi by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Victor Bisbal 23-3-0

Aug 31, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Victor Bisbal by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Jason Bergman 27-16-2

Jul 13, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Jason Bergman by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Willie Jake Jr 8-1-1

Jan 11, 2019 StageWorks, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Willie Jake Jr by KO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Carlos Reyes 7-10-1

Nov 30, 2018 Complex Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Carlos Reyes by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Garrett Wilson 18-17-1

Oct 20, 2018 CFE Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Garrett Wilson by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Francois Russell 3-27-0

Jun 30, 2018 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Francois Russell by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Miguel Cubos 11-15-0

Jun 01, 2018 Complex Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Miguel Cubos by UD in Round 6 of 6

No Contest vs Lamont Capers 9-12-4

May 04, 2018 Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, USA

Frank Sanchez Lamont Capers by NC in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Brad Austin 13-26-0

Apr 26, 2018 Durham Armory, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Brad Austin by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Eric Salazar 2-3-0

Mar 23, 2018 Complex Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Eric Salazar by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Brian Green 1-1-0

Mar 03, 2018 Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Brian Green by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Juan Reyna 6-8-1

Feb 23, 2018 Derby Park Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Juan Reyna by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Manuel Eastman 2-5-1

Jan 27, 2018 Buffalo Thunder Casino, Pojoaque, New Mexico, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Manuel Eastman by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Justin Thornton 0-0-0

Sep 22, 2017 Mel Ott Recreation Center, Gretna, Louisiana, USA

Frank Sanchez WINS against Justin Thornton by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Stats

Frank Sanchez “The Cuban Flash”

  • WINS 17
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 13

Weight 225.25 lbs (102.27 kg)

Height 6'4" (1.93 m)

Reach 78" (198 cm)

  • Born

    July 18, 1992
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    Cuba
  • Born in

    Guantanamo
  • Trains in

    Las Vegas, NV
  • Stance

  • Rounds Boxed

    63
  • KO Percentage

    72.22%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Frank Sanchez Bio

Undefeated heavyweight Frank Sanchez is bringing the Cuban School of Boxing to the heavyweight division. The technically sound boxer-puncher is fast moving toward world title contention and impressing in the process.

HUMBLING BEGINNINGS

Frank Sanchez is the youngest of four Guantanamo, Cuba-born siblings, three of which are boys. Sanchez dealt with his rough upbringing by entering a boxing gym at the age of nine.

“We had little money, and boxing was something that I liked right away as a means of escaping the world outside of the gym,” said Sanchez.

He went 214-6 as an amateur, later becoming a Cuban national champion in 2015 with a victory over 2017 AIBA world champion Erislandy Savon. “I beat Savon twice before he went to the Olympics, but because of politics, they sent him instead of me.”

The 6-foot-4 Sanchez’s strong desire to become a professional fighter led him and older brother and former fighter, Martinez, to defect in 2016. The siblings boarded a hover boat for Mexico and, eventually, Miami before heading to Las Vegas. 

“I got to Miami before going to Las Vegas,” said Sanchez. “Everyone was telling me that if you want to be a great fighter, then Las Vegas was the place to do it.”

Sanchez turned pro with a 92-second knockout of John Thorton in September 2017. He fought nine times in 2018, winning them all and stopping seven of those opponents.  He earned the nickname, “The Cuban Flash,” for his speed and relative size disadvantage against larger foes.

Sanchez vs. Bisbal: August 31, 2019 (PBC on FOX)

A PRIMETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Sanchez went 4-0 with three knockouts in 2019, halting southpaw Will Jake Jr. (January), Jason Bergman (July) and Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (August) in the second, second and fourth rounds, respectively. He weighed a career-high 223 pounds for a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Jack Mulowayi in October.

Bisbal had suffered back-to-back fifth-round stoppage losses to repeat title challenger Dominic Breazeale and contender Magomed Abdusalamov in March 2013 and 2015. But neither had gotten Bisbal out of there swifter than Sanchez, who ended Bisbal’s two-fight knockout streak on the undercard of 154-pound Cuban southpaw champion Erislandy Lara’s second-round knockout of Ramon Alvarez. 

“Bisbal had a great pedigree so that was a tremendous victory for me,” said Sanchez, whose co-managers are Mike Borao and Lupe Valencia. “Plus, with Erislandy fighting, that was a great opportunity to showcase my skills and to be seen by everybody on prime time television."

Sanchez vs. Dawejko: March 7, 2020 (PBC on FOX)

‘THERE’S NO OTHER HEAVYWEIGHT LIKE ME’

On March 7, 2020, Sanchez pitched a near-shutout 10-round unanimous decision over Joey Dawejko (100-90 twice, 98-92) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Sanchez used his superior jab, movement, skills and combination punching to Dawejko off-balance and unable to fight his fight.

“I didn't want to fight Dawejko's fight, and he realized that and it frustrated him,” said Sanchez, who was out-weighed by nearly 25-pounds by the 247-pound Dawejko.

“I was well prepared and I thought I fought very well tonight. I dominated the fight. He might have thought he's faced guys like me, but there's no other heavyweight like me. I'm going to continue to advance in my career and hopefully we get an even bigger fight next.”

Sanchez vs. Howard: November 7, 2020 (PBC on FOX)

Refining the Skills

Ever the gym rat, Sanchez continued to put work in the gym with renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso, who also trains Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The work in the gym was apparent on November 7, 2020, when Sanchez took on Brian Howard. Howard was noted for his power-punching but it was Sanchez who flashed his pop on this night, knocking Howard down three times on his way to a fourth-round stoppage win.