Frank Sanchez is rapidly working his way up the heavyweight division, with the 29-year-old Cuban currently ranked 6th in the world by the WBC.
He trains with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and is tipped to defeat an unbeaten Tyson Fury if they fight. Today by manager Mike Borao.
Sánchez was the co-main event for Fury versus Wilder III, defeating Efe Ajagba by unanimous decision to extend his record to 19–0.
And Borao believes Sanchez is the man who will deliver the first defeat on an unbeaten Fury, whose record currently stands at 31 wins and one draw.
They told sky game: “Frank Sanchez is one of the most active high-profile fighters today.
“Frank was the co-main event for Fury vs. Wilder III, has participated in Canelo’s pay-per-view fights, and is now the co-main event for the Charles Martin vs. Luis Ortiz pay-per-view fight.
“His rise has been extraordinary, as well as his undeniable talent. I think Frank Sanchez beat Tyson Fury today.”
The Gypsy King has yet to confirm his next opponent after his sensational defeat to Deontay Wilder in October.
But he could soon find himself in a bout with Sanchez if the 6ft 4in ‘Cuban Flash’ continues on his current trajectory.
Borao continued: “With Frank’s current pace, I have no doubt that he will become the No. 1 contender in short order.
“The day Frank Sanchez gets his chance and fights for the world title, he becomes the heavyweight champion.”
Sanchez returns to the ring on New Year’s Day against Carlos Negron as he works his way towards the world title shot.
Meanwhile Fury is expected to fight again in the spring of next year.
Dillian White, 33, and Joe Joyce, 36, are among the contenders to take out The Gypsy King.
Fans are desperate for a reunification bout between the winner of Fury and Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usyk II, possibly on the cards for the end of 2022.
But Fury himself tells AJ to step aside and let him fight the Ukrainian Usyk.
Although recently speaking on his next opponent, Fury said: “I’m not really interested, because to be honest, it doesn’t really matter much who I want to fight at the moment.
“Who is it available and what makes sense later.”