Frank Sanchez will develop into some of the few warring parties to box 3 times in this peculiar 12 months beleaguered by using the COVID-19 pandemic.
BoxingScene.com has discovered that the Cuban heavyweight contender will meet Mexico’s Julian Fernandez on December 19 in San Antonio. Their 10-round bout should be a part of the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard at Alamodome.
Like Alvarez, Sanchez is knowledgeable via Eddy Reynoso. Sanchez, who stands 6-ft-four, is moving round with Alvarez all through sparring classes in San Diego to help the Mexican celebrity prepare for the 6-ft-three Smith.
The 28-yr-ancient Sanchez (16-0, 12 KOs) most these days stopped Brian Howard within the fourth round November 7 at Microsoft Theater in los angeles. The developing Sanchez dropped Howard (15-4, 12 KOs) as soon as in the third round and twice in the fourth circular, when referee Jerry Cantu halted their scheduled 10-circular come upon.
In Sanchez’s prior appearance, he without problems out-boxed Philadelphia’s Joey Dawejko in a ten-round match March 7 at Barclays middle in Brooklyn. Sanchez became criticized for his tactical strategy versus Dawejko (20-eight-four, 11 KOs), however he become very aggressive against Howard, of Loganville, Georgia.
Sanchez is ranked 10th by means of the WBO and 14th by means of the WBA.
Tijuana’s Fernandez (14-2, eleven KOs) has been stopped interior the gap twice.
Germany’s Tom Schwarz (26-1, 18 KOs) knocked him out within the 2nd circular of their September 2018 bout in Magdeburg, Germany. Following a 3-fight profitable streak, Russia’s Arslanbek Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) then stopped Fernandez within the third round of their September 2019 combat in Montreal.
Fernandez, 27, hasn’t fought considering the fact that Makhmudov defeated him 14 months ago.
DAZN will move the Sanchez-Fernandez battle as a part of the Alvarez-Smith undercard two weeks from Saturday evening. Alvarez (fifty three-1-2, 36 KOs) will problem England’s Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) for his WBA “tremendous” 168-pound championship of their 12-circular leading experience.
Keith Idec is a senior creator/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.