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Augie Sanchez boxer

Augie Sanchez image
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1996-06-01
Born 1977-11-17
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
bouts
31
won
28
lost
3
draw
0
bouts
31
won
28
lost
3
draw
0
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1996-06-01
Born 1977-11-17
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Augie Sanchez was a stellar amateur boxer, highlighted by his winning the 1996 United States Amateur Featherweight title. He defeated Floyd Mayweather in the Olympic Trials in one of their three amateur bouts. He lost a chance to represent the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games, by losing twice to Mayweather in the Olympic Box-Offs.Known as "Kid Vegas", Sanchez turned professional in 1996. As a professional Sanchez was able to achieve some success, but was hampered by a questionable chin, which resulted in three brutal knockout losses. He was considered a very hard puncher, which was highlighted in his high-profile fight with Naseem Hamed. He knocked Hamed down (although the referee did not rule it an official knockdown), and landed some hard bombs that shook Naseem. Sanchez in return suffered a brutal KO loss at the hands of Hamed, which resulted in him leaving the ring on a stretcher. He did return, beating a shot Luisito Espinosa, but losing by a 30-second KO to John Michael Johnson in 2001. Following this loss the Nevada State Athletic Commission denied the renewal of Sanchez's boxing license. Sanchez has attempted to regain his boxing license once with Nevada, but was denied, due to the brutality of his knockout losses.

Augie Sanchez was a stellar amateur boxer, highlighted by his winning the 1996 United States Amateur Featherweight title. He defeated Floyd Mayweather in the Olympic Trials in one of their three amateur bouts. He lost a chance to represent the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games, by losing twice to Mayweather in the Olympic Box-Offs.Known as "Kid Vegas", Sanchez turned professional in 1996. As a professional Sanchez was able to achieve some success, but was hampered by a questionable chin, which resulted in three brutal knockout losses. He was considered a very hard puncher, which was highlighted in his high-profile fight with Naseem Hamed. He knocked Hamed down (although the referee did not rule it an official knockdown), and landed some hard bombs that shook Naseem. Sanchez in return suffered a brutal KO loss at the hands of Hamed, which resulted in him leaving the ring on a stretcher. He did return, beating a shot Luisito Espinosa, but losing by a 30-second KO to John Michael Johnson in 2001. Following this loss the Nevada State Athletic Commission denied the renewal of Sanchez's boxing license. Sanchez has attempted to regain his boxing license once with Nevada, but was denied, due to the brutality of his knockout losses.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 7, 2001 John Michael Johnson WLLWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio vacant International Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
March 11, 2001 Daniel Jimenez LLWLLW Feather Falls Casino, Oroville WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 2001 Luisito Espinosa WWWLLW Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 2000 Naseem Hamed WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 1, 2000 Jorge Antonio Paredes WDWWLW Regent Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 2000 Didier Schaeffer WLDWLL M.E.N. Arena, Manchester WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 23, 1999 Daniel Jimenez WWWLWL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1999 Nestor Lopez WLLLWW New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1999 Jorge Paez WWLWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 20, 1999 Elias Juarez LLWWLL New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1999 Hector Santana LLWLWL New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1999 Carlos Cantu WWWL New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1998 Ramon Acuna LLLLWL Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1998 Francisco Maldonado DWLWLW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 18, 1998 Edgar Garcia LLWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1998 Oney Hellems LWDLLL Harrah's Casino, Lake Charles WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1997 Gabriel Ocampo WWLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1997 Osvaldo Valenzuela LLLLLL Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1997 Luis Enrique Valenzuela LWLLLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 8, 1997 Martin Ramirez WLLLLL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
July 25, 1997 Jorge Palomares LLLLLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1997 Ron Gladden WWWWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
KO
June 6, 1997 Victor Salazar LLWWLL Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1997 Idelfonso Bernal LWWDLL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 1997 Juan Miguel Rivera WWLDL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 11, 1997 Luis Garcia WLLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1996 Marco Antonio Ramos LLLDLD Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 1996 Gabriel Tinajero WLLWLL Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1996 Michael Hawkins L Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1996 Jesse Luna WL Station Casino, Saint Charles WIN
KO
June 1, 1996 Raul Maya LL Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout