Mike Borao, manager of heavyweight contender Frank Sanchez, is confident his boxer is capable of beating WBC world champion Tyson Fury.

Sanchez (19-0) is currently ranked at six by the World Boxing Council.

In his most recent fight, Sanchez saw action in September as part of the undercard to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight.

Sanchez outboxed fellow unbeaten Efe Ajagba over twelve rounds for a unanimous decision win, while Fury knocked out Wilder in the eleventh round.

The Cuban boxer is a gym stablemate of Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The two boxers are trained by Eddy Reynoso.

Fury is looking to return to the ring in the first quarter of 2022. There is no set opponent at the moment, but the two frontrunners are British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce.

Sanchez is back in the ring on January 1, when he faces Carlos Negron as part of the undercard to the heavyweight scrap between Luis Ortiz and Charles Martin.

"Frank Sanchez is one of the most active high-profile fighters today. Frank was the co-main event for Fury vs Wilder III, he has featured on Canelo's pay-per-view fights, and he is now co-main event for the Charles Martin vs Luis Ortiz pay-per-view fight. His rise has been extraordinary, as well as his undeniable talent," Borao told Sky Sports.

"I think Frank Sanchez beats Tyson Fury today. Tyson is no fool, so I doubt you see a voluntary defense against Frank anytime soon - he will have to force the issue by beating guys like Efe Ajagba and work towards the mandatory. At Frank's current pace, I have no doubt he will become No 1 contender in short order. The day Frank Sanchez gets the opportunity and fights for a world title is the day he becomes heavyweight champion."