Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SEAN FLETCHER



   New Jersey's Sean Fletcher was an outstanding amateur boxer, who continued to box even as he served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a National Golden Gloves Champion, Armed Forces Champion, Navy Champion, and won various other prestigious amateur titles.  He had an incredible record of 280 wins, and only 22 defeats as an amateur!

   He turned professional on July 27, 1993 with a unanimous decision win over Justo Sanchez at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

   Fletcher ran off 4 more wins before taking his first pro defeat at the hands of New England Featherweight Champion - Joey Negron (10-3-2, 5 ko) via 6 round decision.

   Sean got back to business and did not lose another pro fight for over 3 years. His 15 fight win streak ended on Nov. 21, 1997 when he was stopped in round 6 by future WBC World Champion - Cesar "La Cobrita" Soto (49-7-2, 37 ko).

   Fletcher put together 4 more knockout victories, including a 6th round technical knockout win over Maryland prospect Brian Cook (13-1, 8 ko) and then found his self facing another world champion - Angel Manfredy (28-4-1, 21 ko).  Manfredy stopped Fletcher in round 4 of their bout in Atlantic City, NJ.

Sean finished his pro boxing career facing off with some of the top names in the game, in addition to Soto, and Manfredy, he also faced:  Derrick Gainer, Leavander Johnson, Juan Manuel Marquez,  and Lamar Murphy.

Sean's final appearance in the ring came on June 6, 2003 in Tampa, Florida when he squared off with local favorite - and world ranked - "Diamond" David Santos (42-6, 27 ko).

   Sean ended his professional campaign with a very solid record of 25 wins, 10 losses, winning 19 by knockout!  

He never fought for a title, but was a respected professional who many thought deserved a title shot during his 10 year professional campaign.  Sean's name will not be forgotten by boxing fans who enjoyed seeing him in the ring during his outstanding Amateur and Professional boxing careers!

   Click here to see: Sean Fletcher's pro ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Sean Fletcher in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:









1. JUSTO SANCHEZ                         [w-4](Pro Debut)
2. ANGEL GONZALEZ #1                 [w-4]
3. CESAR "La Cobrita" SOTO            [ko-by-6]
4. ANGEL MANFREDY                    [tko-by-4]
5. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ        [tko-by-7]

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AMATEUR:

1. Sergio Reyes (Beg Rd2/'92Olyfst)
2.Aristead Clalyton ('91Olyfst/L.A.)
3. Sergio Reyes #5 ('92Olbxf)
4.Paul Ayala ('92USNatls.)
5. Mikhail Aranin #2 (URS)
6. Vyacheslav Isaev (URS)('93Dual)
7. Aristead Clayton ('93WC Boxoffs)
8. Aristead Clayton ('90 Olyfst Minnesota)(Rounds 2 & 3 Only)
9. Lionel Odum ('90 Olyfst)

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2 comments:

  1. Sean Fletcher is one of the greatest boxers to come out of the armed forces. He deserves to be recognized.

    Mark Lanton, U.S Army Boxer

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    1. Mark, you are right on! He was one of America's greatest amateurs scoring wins over some greats, and was an excellent world class pro too!

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