Salvador Sanchez 1981 v Barry McGuigan 1985

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Stevie G, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. jabber74

    jabber74 Member Full Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    Keep in mind folks, that Azumah Nelson was a complete unknown and a last second replacement against Sanchez, and did extremely well. He put pressure on and took the initiative which greatly troubled Sanchez. Doesn't mean Barry would win but I think this would be far more competitive than many think, (as long as they don't fight in 125 degree heat in the Vegas desert).
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  2. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Barry gives a competitive fight early on, but Salvador comes on strong in winning a 13th round TKO.
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    Salvador Sanchez was mover and counterpuncher, always fighting to his opponents strengths. His competition was much stronger than his WBA counterpart Eusebio Pedroza, Sanchez defeated Danny Little Red Lopez on Feb 2 1980 by a TKO 13, he had 9 successful title defenses, Ruben Castillo, Danny Little Red Lopez, Patrick Ford, Juan La Porte, Wilfredo Gomez, Pat Cowdell, Rocky Garcia, Roberto Castanon, and Azumah Nelson. I believe Sanchez would have counterpunched a very aggressive Barry McGuigan into exhaustion, Sanchez had great stamina and an iron chin. Sanchez by TKO 13. Death is the only opponent that could defeat Sanchez, he was tragically killed in an automobile crash on August 12 1982 at the age of 23 following his TKO 15 of Azumah Nelson on July 21 1982 in Madison Square Garden.
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  4. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Sanchez late tko or wide UD

    This may resemble his fights with Danny Lopez
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  5. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    He got stopped though.

    Who else ever stopped Azumah Nelson
  6. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Yep! Nelson was a Monster of a featherweight in the making at the time he fought Sanchez.
    I think the version of Nelson that lost to Sanchez completely obliterates any version of Barry McGuigan, who at his best was a very good fighter but not close to the level of Nelson and Sanchez.