Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Sanchez, 25-Years-Old, Killed in Car Accident

Former interim WBA-super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez, died Friday morning at his hometown of Sonora, after crashing his car, while he was accompanied by his brother Jonathan, on the Hermosillo Bay of Kino.

Sánchez, just 25 years old, had become the first world champion of Hermosillo, Sonora, in 2014 and although he had lost the championship in 2015, he was in the process of relaunching his professional career. He had just defeated Victoriano Núñez on April 7 in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

Rafael Soto, representative of the Sonoran pugilist, reported that David and his brother Jonathan were driving a Ford Fusion to his native Miguel Alemán, 40 minutes from Hermosillo on Thursday night, and returned to Hermosillo to train at 5:30 p.m.

david-sanchez

"Roberto Sánchez, who is the other brother who boxed, did not want to go to Miguel Alemán because he had to do sparring and wanted to rest a little longer, but both David and Jonathan went to the village and went back to Hermosillo when it happened, the accident, in which both died," said Soto after the accident.

David made his debut on April 25, 2008 with a victory over Trinidad Ruiz, accumulating victories and a few defeats until he entered the Aztec Champion tournament where he made himself known even though he did not win. He was tested against quality rivals and received in 2014 the opportunity to go after the interim scepter to Breilor Terán, and won by points in Sonora.

Already as interim-champion, he defended successfully against ex-champion Juan Alberto 'Topo' Rosas, but lost in his second exhibition against the tough Panamanian Luis' Nica 'Concepción in September 2015. In 2016 he again lost to high-ranked Luis' Panterita 'Nery but since then he had accumulated a pair of wins. He left his mark in 31-4-2 and 23 KO's.

For his part, his brother Jonathan, also deceased in the accident, made his debut in 2010 as a professional boxer and accumulated a mark of 18-3 and 11 knockouts. They called him 'Lefty' and he was barely 23 years old. Roberto 'Tito' Sánchez, the brother who did not accompany them, is 14-1 with 9 knockouts.

Tags: David Sanchez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jri9d0 on 05-20-2017

Thoughts and prayers for the Sanchez family, this is truly tragic.

Comment by komandante on 05-19-2017

Another sad news specially to Mexican :boxing:fans.

Comment by Dagomba on 05-19-2017

For those wondering what happened, it's been said that he invaded the oncoming lane and a was hit directly by a 16 wheeler. It was really early at 3am so he most likely dozed off. Sad RIP tornado.

Comment by BigStomps on 05-19-2017

Que en paz descansen los dos,.....

Comment by Hatesrats on 05-19-2017

Dang! dudes car looks like Darth Vaders mask on "The Force Awakens"... Rest in peace campeon.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Carl Frampton Outboxes Nonito Donaire For WBO Interim-Title Otto Wallin Decisions Adrian Granat, Captures The EU Title Tomasz Adamek Downs Joey Abell in The Seventh Round Agit Kabayel Crushes Miljan Rovcanin in Three, Retains EBU Belt Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Zolani Tete Dominates Omar Narvaez Over Twelve Rounds Broner vs. Vargas - LIVE Results From Brooklyn Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in Less Than a Minute Tommy Coyle Stops Sean Dodd, Claims Commonwealth Belt Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Vanes on Golovkin: Everyone is Human, Everyone is Beatable! Conor Benn Stops Chris Truman, Targets Peynaud Rematch Hugo Centeno's Trainer Breaks Down Jermall Charlo Fight Batyr Ahmedov Being Placed on The Fast-Track, Says Manager Jessie Vargas: Keith Thurman is Irrelevant, No One Cares For Him Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo Sparred Bell Twins in Preparation for Centeno Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - LIVE Results From Liverpool Michael Conlan Overwhelmed With Home Return on June 30 Frampton vs. Donaire - LIVE Results From Belfast Carl Frampton-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes Centeno: Charlo Should've Knocked Out Injured Heiland Sooner Mares: Gervonta Should Beat Cuellar Easily, But He Tends to Tire Broner: When I'm Done, I'll Be One of The Best To Wear Gloves Amir Khan: I Feel Better Now Than I Did at 28, You Will See Frampton: I Expect a Big Performance Against Nonito Donaire Josue Vargas Looks To Build Road To a World Title in New York Khan: I Can Beat Errol Spence, I'm 100% Against Southpaws! WBC Prez Cautions That Vanes Could Derail GGG-Canelo Rematch Frank Warren: Forget Khan-Lo Greco - Watch Frampton-Donaire! Will Gervonta Davis Be The Next Mayweather or Broner? Golovkin Promoter on Derevyanchenko: GGG Needs Proper Pay Michael Dasmarinas Blasts Out Karim Guerfi For IBO Strap Eleider Alvarez, Trainer Confident They Will Shock Sergey Kovalev Showtime's Espinoza: Broner Really Can't Afford Another Loss Tete Dares Burnett To Fight, Eyes Inoue vs. McDonnell Winner Pacquiao's Adviser: If Both Win, Lomachenko is The Fall Target Golovkin vs. Martirosyan Undercard Coming Together Ishe Smith vs. Tony Harrison Finalized - PBC on Bounce, May 11
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement