Boxer’s Savage Blow Is Knockout of the Year Candidate [WATCH]

Bernardo Osuna


During a Saturday filled to the brim with UFC action, a professional boxer in Mexico actually ended up scoring the most savage knockout of the night. Featherweight Sergio Chirino Sanchez threw a picture-perfect left hook that landed flush on Gustavo Alan Pina’s chin on Saturday night in Mexico City.

Or maybe it was more like an uppercut? However, you want to label the devastation, you can watch Sanchez’s scary knockout punch below.

Savage Knockout Televised by ESPN

The boxing match was televised during the undercard of the Top Rank on ESPN card on Saturday night featuring 122-pound WBO titleholder Emanuel Navarrete taking on Uriel Lopez in a non-title main event fight at 126 pounds that represented the return of live boxing action to Mexico.

But Sanchez’s massive knockout punch stole the show, at least during the early part of the evening. It was the best knockout of the entire day across combat sports and arguably one of the best candidates for knockout of the year.

Sanchez scored the startling knockout of Pina in the third round of their scheduled eight-round 126-pound bout. The taller Sanchez was in control from the very beginning, and he sent Pina down to the canvas at the end of the second before finishing off his prey in the third.

Whether it was a left hook, an uppercut or some kind of hybrid of the two punches, Sanchez landed it clean, hard and with full force.

Here’s another view of the stunning punch.

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Navarrete Returned to Action in Main Event

The Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card featured WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete taking on Uriel Lopez in a non-title bout at featherweight in Mexico City.

Since winning his title belt from Isaac Dogboe back in December 2018, Navarrete, 25, has been one of the most active world champions in boxing. Even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Navarrete continued that trend by putting himself in a position to be one of the first fighters back in action.

And on Saturday night, Navarrete notched another win and improved to 32-1 with a TKO in the 6th round after unloading a barrage of punches on Lopez.

The fights started immediately following the UFC Fight Night card featuring heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov locking horns in the main event showdown at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Blaydes used the most takedowns in UFC heavyweight history (14) to win his contest against Volkov on the judges’ scorecards (49-46, 48-47, 48-46).

But neither Navarrete nor Blaydes laid the wood on an opponent the way Sanchez did on Saturday night.

Heck, nobody else on either one of those fight cards did either.

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