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During last night, and after suffering a long illness, he died in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) the torero Raul Sanchez , professional, brave and honest, which was regarded as one of the favorites of the fans of Sales during the years of the political transition.
Sanchez, who was 79 years of age, was born in the town of toledo from San Román de los Montes but he grew up and lived the rest of his life in Talavera de la Reina, in front of the plaza of which had from five years ago with a bust in his memory, next to the Joselito El Gallo, and Gregory Sanchez .
After debut of lights in Madridejos (Toledo, spain) in 1960, and after several years as a novillero, matures in hard celebrations of La Mancha and Castilla, Raúl Sánchez took the alternative in your own Talavera on may 15, 1971, from the hands of Angel Teruel , opening a stage, as a matador of bulls, not less arriscada, in that he was forced to kill cumshots of the farms most complex and most fine appearance.
With the reputation of being brave, “torero legionnaire” he was called, starred in many evenings heroic runs of summer Sales, where it came to make 50 paseíllos, overcoming flips and gorings in the fighting of horn-flanked, large volume, and difficulties, which made him one of the favorites of the fans more demanding and noisy square in madrid during the seventies, in full political transition.
After 18 seasons in the career ladder, greater, Raul Sanchez withdrew from the arenas also in Talavera de la Reina, in 1989 and alternating with Spartacus and Liters , to dedicate himself from then on to the organisation of festivities in the squares and portable exercise advisor of the presidency in a number of places in toledo, enjoying at all times the respect and admiration of the people of bullfighting.
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