Frank Sanchez could be in “a very good position” for a world title fight after the Cuban heavyweight showcased his concussive energy, says co-manager Mike Borao.
The unbeaten 28-year-old blasted Julian Fernandez out of the ring to safe the seventeenth victory of his profession on the undercard of gym-mate Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who defeated Britain’s Callum Smith on factors in Texas final month.
Sanchez has been sharpening his explosive expertise with Eddy Reynoso, the massively revered coach of ‘Canelo’, and could be inside putting distance of a world title shot after quickly climbing the rankings.
“Frank is currently WBO no 7, WBC no 12 and WBA no 12,” Sanchez’s co-manager Mike Borao informed Sky Sports.
“Frank made three defences of his NABO title and the guys ahead of him (in WBO rankings) haven’t fought in over a year and Pulev just lost.
“I’ve predicted all alongside that Fury fights Joshua and, consequently, the WBO title will get vacated someday in 2021 leaving obligatory challenger Usyk versus somebody for the vacated title. I nonetheless imagine that continues to be a probable state of affairs, however after all one by no means is aware of.
“If the WBO title is vacated in early 2021 as a result of Fury versus Joshua, Frank will be in a very good position to challenge for the WBO title, and he will no doubt shine.”
After teaming up with Reynoso in 2019, Sanchez even sparred with ‘Canelo’, and Borao is assured the previous Cuban nationwide champion will be able to threaten any of his rivals.
“I think working with Eddy and Canelo is an incredible benefit to Frank, if for no other reason than the environment of champions surrounding him is going to bring out the best in Frank,” stated Borao.
Frank goes to be very arduous to beat backed by that form of perfection and help
“Frank feeds off the energy Eddy and Canelo put out. Eddy, Canelo, Ryan Garcia – it is a breeding ground for winners.
“Frank goes to be very arduous to beat backed by that form of perfection and help.”
Sanchez, who is also guided by co-manager Lupe Valencia, ended 2020 with two victories in two months and could soon resume his assault on the top division.
“Frank has labored arduous over the previous few months, combating on main reveals in November and December,” said Borao.
“We are going to present him a break till mid-to-late January so his physique can absolutely recharge.
“That said, I expect him back in the ring in late February or early March as Frank’s services are in very high demand.”