Can Frank Sanchez Get The Buzz Going Again
After securing a significant victory over heavyweight contender Efe Ajagba (18-1, 13KO), Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez (23-0, 16KO) seemed poised for greatness. However, he has lost the buzz that once surrounded his name and needs to face a noteworthy opponent within the rankings to recapture the boxing worlds attention.
Sanchez is renowned for his impressive amateur career, including multiple Cuban National Championships appearances and a solid run in the World Series of Boxing. In the professional realm, he is regarded as the next generation of potential future champions.
HE WENT FROM MAKING NOISE TO BEING QUIET
In 2021, The Cuban Flash stepped out of the shadows with a dominating performance against then-top prospect Ajagba. This fight was expected to propel Sanchez to the forefront, but instead, his career has gone relatively unnoticed.
Sanchez has regressed in level of opponents as the last fighters were considered well below his skill set. He fought guys like Christian Hammer, Carlos Negron, Daniel Martz, and Scott Alexander, with a combined record of 88-26.
The fight against Alexander was so far down on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo that it wasn’t even televised. Despite being currently ranked #3 WBO, #4 WBA, and #5 IBF, he is not being mentioned as part of the title picture for 2024.
On the other side, the man he defeated, Ajagba, has managed to bounce back from that lone defeat by beating solid opponents with a combined record of 61-5-4, including two noteworthy undefeated fighters in Zhan Kossobutskiy and Stephan Shaw this year.
Boxing is a sport that values recent accomplishments, and The Cuban Flash needs to get back into action to avoid slipping into irrelevance in the minds of boxing fans.
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