Alex Sánchez (boxer)
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|Real name||Alexander Sánchez Sepulveda|
|Nickname(s)||El Nene ("The Boy", or "The Kid")|
|Height||5 ft 2 1⁄2 in (159 cm)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Born||June 5, 1973|
Ponce, Puerto Rico
|Wins by KO||21|
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 considered 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.
Sanchez is now a boxing promoter in Puerto Rico.
|Professional record summary|
|40 fights||31 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||31-8-1||Glenn Donaire||RTD||8 (12)||2011-12-09||Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, United States||For Interim WBC Latino Flyweight Title|
|Loss||31-7-1||Nelson Dieppa||RTD||9 (12)||2008-02-23||Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico||For WBA Fedebol Light Flyweight Title|
|Loss||31-6-1||Hugo Fidel Cazares||RTD||8 (12)||2005-08-20||Auditorio Juan Pachín Vicéns, Ponce, Puerto Rico||For WBO Light Flyweight Title|
|Loss||31-5-1||Nelson Dieppa||KO||11 (12)||2005-01-29||Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico||For WBO Light Flyweight Title|
|Win||31-4-1||Arturo Velazquez||KO||1 (8)||2004-09-11||Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico|
|Win||30-4-1||Roberto Gomez||UD||8||2004-08-06||Coliseo Pedrín Zorrilla, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico|
|Loss||29-4-1||Ivan Calderon||UD||12||2003-12-06||Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico||For WBO Minimumweight Title|
|Loss||29-3-1||Jose Victor Burgos||TKO||12 (12)||2003-02-15||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title|
|Draw||29-2-1||Jose Victor Burgos||SD||12||2002-05-11||Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico||IBF Light Flyweight Title Eliminator|
|Win||29-2||Jose Laureano||UD||6||2001-07-21||Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
|Win||28-2||Jose Luis Velarde||KO||1 (8)||2001-05-20||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||27-2||Melquiades Ventura||KO||2 (6)||2001-04-19||Diamond Palace Hotel, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||26-2||Lorenzo Trejo||UD||10||1999-05-29||Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Loss||25-2||Ricardo Lopez||TKO||5 (12)||1997-08-23||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States||Lost WBO & For WBC Minimumweight title|
|Win||25-1||Jose Victor Burgos||UD||12||1997-03-29||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Loss||24-1||Edgar Cardenas||UD||10||1997-02-22||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||24-0||Jose Luis Velarde||TKO||6 (10)||1996-05-04||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||23-0||Pablo Tiznado||KO||1 (10)||1995-10-27||Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|Win||22-0||Tomas Rivera||UD||12||1995-07-29||Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, United States||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||21-0||Arturo Valdez||TKO||3 (10)||1995-06-15||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||20-0||Fernando Martinez||KO||1 (10)||1995-05-04||Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|Win||19-0||Ventura Mendivil||TKO||2 (10)||1995-02-27||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||18-0||Rafael Orozco||UD||12||1995-01-28||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||17-0||Pablo Tiznado||UD||10||1994-11-01||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||16-0||Oscar Andrade||TKO||4 (12)||1994-09-10||Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||15-0||Carlos Juan Rodriguez||KO||1 (12)||1994-08-13||Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||14-0||Jose Rodriguez||TKO||3 (10)||1994-06-11||Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain|
|Win||13-0||Arturo Mayan||TKO||1 (12)||1994-01-07||Casino de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain||Retained WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||12-0||Orlando Malone||TKO||1 (12)||1993-12-22||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico||Won vacant WBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||11-0||Jose Juarez||KO||4 (8)||1993-10-29||Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain|
|Win||10-0||Andres Carrasco||KO||1 (6)||1993-10-15||Yabucoa, Puerto Rico|
|Win||9-0||Eduardo Vallejo||TKO||1 (8)||1993-10-01||Camuy, Puerto Rico|
|Win||8-0||Miguel Santos||UD||8||1993-07-17||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||7-0||Jose Ramon Bartolome||UD||4||1993-07-03||La Linea, Puerto Rico|
|Win||6-0||Jose Hernandez||KO||1 (6)||1993-06-19||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||5-0||Kenny Berrios||TKO||4 (6)||1993-05-15||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||4-0||Carlos Figueroa||KO||1 (6)||1993-03-24||Hotel Caribe Hilton, Condado, Puerto Rico|
|Win||3-0||Jose Hernandez||TKO||4 (6)||1993-01-16||Isla Verde, Puerto Rico|
|Win||2-0||Alfredo Rivera||UD||4||1991-11-04||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||1-0||Carlos Figueroa||TKO||1 (4)||1991-10-04||Mayaguez, Puerto Rico||Professional debut|