Top Rank has signed featherweight Salvador Sanchez who will box on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey ‘The Event’ Pay Per View on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Bob Arum made the announcement today. Sanchez signed his contract during Top Rank’s media tour in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico this week. Sanchez, 24, of Mexico has a record of 18-3-2 with eight straight wins. He boxes in the featherweight division and is managed by Grant Elvis Phillips.
“Salvador is so charismatic. He reminds me so much of his uncle who was such a great world champion. Everyone at Top Rank is very excited,” Arum said.
Salvador is the nephew and namesake of former WBC featherweight world champion and Hall of Famer Salvador Sanchez. Salvador’s uncle, Salvador Sanchez, had a 44-1 record with 32 knockouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. In honor of his uncle, Sanchez II wears his trunks and robe in the ring and looks like a throwback to the 80s.