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Salvador Sanchez is about boxers, and in particular boxers who died prematurely in and out of the ring. The titular Salvador Sanchez was a Mexican boxer who was the WBC Featherweight Champion from Feb 2 1980– Aug 12 1982, when he died in car crash.

Other boxers mentioned in the song include Francisco Guilledo (aka Pancho Villa), Benny "Kid" Paret, and Ricky Gozo.

This song originally appeared on 2003's Ghosts of the Great Highway, by Mark Kozelek's band Sun… read more

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Salvador Sanchez arrived and vanished
Only twenty-three with so much speed
Owning the highway

Mexico City bred so many
But none quite like him sweet…

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