Sanchez vs. Arroyo Named As
ShoBox Main Event Sept. 9
Team Puerto Rico's Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs),
is confident his extensive preparation will lead to victory
when he faces fellow Puerto Rican Vincent Arroyo (11-1, 7
KOs) on a Gary Shaw Productions night of boxing on September
9 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.
The 10-round showdown between Sanchez and Arroyo will serve
as the night's main event and will be televised live on
ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® (11 PM ET/PT). A
world-class cruiserweight showdown between red-hot punching
powerhouse Lateef Kayode and respectable long-time contender
Felix Cora Jr., will lead off the telecast.
"This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to my
goal to fight for a world title and I will take advantage of
it," said the 6' 1" Sanchez, who as an amateur won a bronze
medal in the Junior Olympics in New Orleans.
Sanchez and Arroyo were originally scheduled to face each
other on the Boricua Boxing II event held on June 11 at
Roseland Ballroom in New York, but Arroyo was injured in
"Without a doubt I feel that this is indeed the best
preparation I've ever had for a fight, because I know it
will be a tough battle against Arroyo, who is a strong and
very experienced fighter," said Sanchez, promotionally
represented by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions
and DiBella Entertainment.
For more information about Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez and
Puerto Rico Boxing Team visit