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Ruben Sánchez León
Statistics
Real nameRubén Sánchez León
Nickname(s)Yiyo
Weight(s)Lightweight
Featherweight
Bantamweight
Flyweight
Height5 ft 7 in (168 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1973-08-21) August 21, 1973 (age 45)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins30
Wins by KO13
Losses16
Draws1
No contests0

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]

References[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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