Rubén Sánchez León

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Ruben Sánchez León
Real name Rubén Sánchez León
Nickname(s) Yiyo
Weight(s) Lightweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (168 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1973-08-21) August 21, 1973 (age 44)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 30
Wins by KO 13
Losses 16
Draws 1
No contests 0

Rubén Sánchez León (born August 21, 1973 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico) was a Mexican boxer in the Lightweight division. He is the former WBO Flyweight Champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In June 1996, Rubén won the World Boxing Board Flyweight Championship by beating veteran Jose Alfredo Jimenez.[2]

He also took WBA Fedecentro Flyweight Championship after a twelve round fight with champion Miguel Martinez.[3]

WBO Flyweight Championship[edit]

On August 14, 1998 Sánchez León won the WBO Flyweight Championship by upsetting Argentina's Carlos Gabriel Salazar with an eighth round T.K.O. in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.[4]

Preceded by
Carlos Gabriel Salazar
WBO Flyweight Champion
14 August 1998– 23 April 1999
Succeeded by
José Antonio López Bueno

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ruben Sanchez Leon - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia". Boxrec.com. 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1996-06-28. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1997-10-31. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 1998-08-14. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 

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