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Mexican boxer David ‘Tornado’ Sanchez killed in car crash

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Mexican boxer David ‘Tornado’ Sanchez killed in car crash

/ 06:46 AM May 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Authorities say former boxing champion David “Tornado” Sanchez and his brother have been killed in a car crash in northern Mexico.

The World Boxing Association says Sanchez was 25 years old when he died Friday. In an online statement it calls him a “great gladiator who still had a long way ahead.”

Mexican newspaper El Universal reports that Sanchez’s brother Jonathan was also killed in the morning crash in Hermosillo, Sonora state.

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The Hermosillo city government says via Twitter that “we regret the death of (Sanchez) and Jonathan. Without a doubt we will miss you in Hermosillo, champion.”

According to the WBA, Sanchez was an interim champion at the 115-lb. weight class. He had a record of 31 wins — 23 by knockout — four losses and two draws.

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