A WBC Title Showdown Between Frank Sanchez and Tyson Fury Looms Large
The heavyweight boxing scene is buzzing with excitement as talks are ongoing between Frank Warren, the UK promoter of reigning WBC champion Tyson Fury and the team behind unbeaten Cuban boxer Frank Sanchez. The discussions aim to determine who will become the next challenger for the coveted title.
Fury has not defended his title since defeating Derek Chisora in December last year, causing many fans to question why he has not stepped into the ring more frequently. However, it seems that a potential showdown with Sanchez could be on the cards soon.
Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr., ranked one and two by the WBC, have been unable to agree on a final eliminator match. Meanwhile, third-ranked Anthony Joshua is reportedly in talks for a fight against Dillian Whyte. This leaves fourth-ranked contender Frank Sanchez as potentially next in line to face off against Fury.
“I will repeat what Frank Sanchez has said numerous times – he is willing to fight Tyson Fury at a moment’s notice in any part of world,” says Mike Borao, co-manager of Cuban fighter Frank Sanchez.
Sanchez holds an impressive 22-0 record with 15 stoppages under his belt so far. He works closely with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso and is widely considered one of the best heavyweights currently competing worldwide.
“In my opinion, Frank Sanchez is the best heavyweight in the world, trained by the best trainer in the world, Eddy Reynoso,” says Borao.
Despite his unbeaten record and impressive credentials, it remains to be seen whether Fury will take on Sanchez. The WBC champion has been known to avoid mandatory fights with lesser-known contenders in favor of more high-profile matchups that offer less risk.
“Mandatories were created for boxers like Frank that champions avoid. I would be overly surprised if Tyson Fury voluntarily fought Frank,” adds Borao.
Other Fighters Eyeing a Shot at WBC Gold
Sanchez isn’t the only fighter hoping to challenge Fury for his WBC title. Arslanbek Makhmudov is ranked just below Sanchez and has also thrown his hat into the ring as a potential contender.
Makhmudov’s promoter Camille Estephan believes that his fighter deserves a shot at the title but insists their focus right now is on an upcoming fight against Raphael Akpejiori scheduled for July 1st this year.
“Arslanbek is fighting July 1st; that’s what we’re concentrating on for now. Tyson Fury has made it clear in the past that he does not want to fight Arslanbek,” says Estephan.
Despite the obstacles, many boxing fans are eagerly anticipating a potential showdown between Frank Sanchez and Tyson Fury. Only time will tell who will ultimately earn their shot at WBC gold.
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