Promociones del Pueblo, the promoter of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez, has issued a scathing statement ripping into #10 rated Salvador Sanchez II, who had been calling out Gonzalez, but then rejected an offer to fight him.
Promociones del Pueblo: Several times the nephew of the legendary Salvador Sanchez has requested a world title opportunity against current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez whom we represent.
Now to take advantage of his #10 WBC ranking at featherweight, his manager and promoter advised him to insist publicly on a chance to face Jhonny Gonzalez for the WBC world featherweight crown, but Sanchez II simply rejected the opportunity.
Last Saturday before millions of viewers, Salvador Sanchez challenged one of the more solid world champions of the time. He did it at the end of his last fight where the Gonzalez was present, even taking the microphone to issue a live challenge. Promociones del Pueblo offered Sanchez the opportunity to face Gonzalez in recognition of his challenge, but not merits he has earned in the ring, offering a generous purse of $35,000 which was rejected out of fear as he had probably already listened to WBC experts who didn’t give him even the most remote chance of getting out of the first round alive.
Sanchez has faced second-class opponents such as Juan Jose “Pinocchio” Beltran (27-18), Marino Montiel (33-17), Mario Flores (10-7) and Alexander Monterrosa (17-7), and been in difficult fights with other people like Hèctor “Cachorro” Morales and Guadalupe Carmona, where after having received severe punishment he was favored on the scorecards by the judges.
This reaffirms that Sanchez II is a fraud, using the popularity of a legend to gain an undeserved reputation. He’ll continue to face second-rate boxers defending regional titles for the rest of his career, as it has been shown that even with his inflated record of over 30 fights he doesn’t have the slightest chance to leave with a win over Jhonny Gonzalez, or even finish the fight on his feet.