Frank is ready in “A Flash”
Undefeated WBC Continental Americas heavyweight Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez (24-0-1NC, 17KO) is waiting with anticipation in the wings to fight either Tyson Fury or Antony Joshua if they are victorious in their thrilling upcoming fights.
Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are contesting Undisputed glory on February 17th. And on March 10th, Joshua collides in a 10-rounder, with suprise sensation Francis Ngannou.
WBC #2 Frank praises Francis for fighting extremely well against Tyson Fury and taking advantage of an opportunity where none suspected he would even make it to the final bell. He also predicts that AJ will defeat Ngannou, but cautions that in this divison, no one ever really knows?
Frank Sanchez Faure, who defeated Junior Fa by seventh round TKO as recently as December 23rd, says he's in great fight shape and would relish the opportunity to fight Joshua if he wins this upcoming fight.
Commenting about Fury's lofty height and immense size, he laughed, “Yes Fury is very large, but eveyone can come crashing down. Fury is big, but I'm fast, mobile and I can box well. I fight to win!”
It's unlikely the Cuban stylist will get his shot anytime soon, with many fellow heavyweights already ahead of him in the queue, such as IBF #1 Filip Hrgovic.
From Guantanamo, Frank amassed an astonishing 214-6 amateur record, including wins over Erislandy Lara. He began boxing as a nine-year-old, following his older brother to the gym, who took him under his wing, but later had to quit for health reasons.
Sanchez looked up to Cuban amateur heavyweight legends Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon.
“I loved to be in front of the TV and soak in the fights,” he said.
Sanchez amassed a 214-6 amateur record, including wins over Savon’s nephew, Erislandy. When he didn’t make the 2016 Olympic team, Sanchez turned pro in 2017. He embarked on an ambitious Mike Tyson-like schedule, fighting nine times in 2018 alone.
Sanchez turned pro in 2015, kicking off his career with a first-round knockout. He became a stablemate of undisputed super-middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez in 2019. Both are trained by renowned Mexican trainer Eddy Reynoso.
In May 2021, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Sanchez beat Nagy Aguilera on the undercard of the Canelo vs Billy Joe Saunders card, which greatly helped to strengthen his profile. Then he secured a career-best win over Efe Ajagba on the Fury Wilder III card that same year.
“I’m so happy with Team Canelo,” Sanchez said when speaking to El Paso Times. “They received me with open arms and treated me like family ever since I stepped in the gym.”
Reynoso’s tutelage, coupled with Canelo’s tips, have added to Sanchez’s vast amateur repertoire.
“Eddy took me to another level by teaching me how to feint a little bit and become a little trickier with my movements,” Sanchez said. “He also taught me how to remain calm, to not be so desperate in looking for a knockout. I was trying to rip the head off my opponent as early as I could. Once I became involved with Eddy and Canelo, that is one of the first things they pointed out. They said, ‘Hey, don’t go after the KO so crazy. If you do, then your opponent could take advantage of one careless moment.’”