Thompson Boxing Promotions’, Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (15-1, 8 KOs), will make his 2021 debut on Friday, March 19th, when he takes on Frank "El Castigador" Gonzalez (8-1, 4 KOs), in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds. On the line will be the WBA Fedecentro Bantamweight title, which will take place at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa, Florida, as part of an All-Star Boxing card that will be televised live on Telemundo. Telecast begins at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT.
Sanchez, who was last in action on Thompson’s 3.2.1 Boxing series in December, in which he beat Mario Hernandez, is looking to climb the rankings with a win.
On making his 2021 debut on Telemundo:
"This is another great opportunity to fight on Telemundo, the premier Spanish network for boxing. I had an incredible performance last time I fought on Telemundo, and I plan to do the same in this fight. I know I’m close to getting a very big fight. There are some major fights down the road, which are coming shortly."
On recent training camp:
"My training camp was great, working with coach Manny Robles and Edgar Jasso was amazing. I am learning a lot in the gym, and I’m being pushed daily. I got a lot of hunger in me and I’m a motivated fighter. I feel like I am coming into my own."
On what a win will do for his career:
"This will be a major win as I will pick up the WBA Fedecentro Bantamweight title, which means that I will get a higher world ranking, and that sets up the fights I have been hoping for against the best fighters in the division. A win will get me that much closer to my dream of boxing a world champion."
On his matchup with Gonzalez:
"Frank Gonzalez is a good fighter, but I also see he makes a lot of mistakes. I’m going to capitalize on those mistakes, and I feel like he is the perfect opponent for me at this time. I’m going to show the world what I am truly capable of, and prove that I’m worthy of a top 15 ranking.”