Frank Sanchez wants to fight Wilder, and says he’ll take out Deontay easily

LOS ANGELES – Cuban heavyweight contender Frank Sanchez talks about a giant bout as he prepares for his return to the ring under new coach Joe Gosin.

The 29-year-old Sanchez (20-0, 13 KOs) sits on the fringes of the top ten in the boxing magic division, and wants to jump even more by getting a crack at one of the league’s former champions.

“I have my eyes on Deontay Wilder. This is the guy I know I can beat easily and without a doubt I’m going to knock him out. This is an easy fight. I’m not Luis Ortiz,” Sanchez told in an interview. “The only thing he has is strength. He doesn’t know how to win.”

Sanchez Wilder compared it to Evie Agagba, an enemy he took down and unanimously defeated on the bottom card of the former WBC Champion last October.

“They’re basically the same fighter,” Sanchez said. “They only have a strong punch. I know the talent and technique I have and what it takes to achieve victory. I hope to get a chance to fight Wilder.”

Sanchez recently broke up with Coach of the Year Eddie Reynoso and followed Ryan Garcia to Gosin.

Prior to joining Reynoso, Sanchez trained under Eric “Tiger” Castaños until 2019. Under the same roof as Reynoso was also another heavyweight with former champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz has split from Reynoso as well, and while he has never argued with Sanchez, Sanchez is open to the idea that there are no coach conflicts between them.

“If there is a chance, I will fight [Ruiz or] Anyone. That’s what I’ve always said, Sanchez said.

Sanchez is set to return to fight later this year, manager Lupe Valencia told

Sanchez started the new year with a unanimous victory over Christian Hammer.

Manouk Akopian is a sports journalist, writer and radio reporter. He is also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Mixed Martial Arts Journalists Association. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at ManoukAkopyan, via email at manouk[dot]Akopian[at] or at

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