Giovani Santillan Wins UD over Luis Solis

Albert Baker twitter: @thealbertbaker, Photo's by Lina Baker

Giovani “El Gallo de Oro” Santillan defeated Luis “Muecas” Solis by unanimous decision with scores of 79-73, 78-74, 77-75. Santillan looked sharp using his jab to set up left hands. Solis was a game fighter and never out of the fight but Santillan’s hand speed and better foot work set the stage for what appeared to be a dominant victory.

Santillan retained his NABF Jr. Junior Welterweight belt with the victory and looks to have a good future with a little more polishing.

In the co main event Isaac “Dinamita” Zarate 9-1-1 1 KO won a unanimous decision over Fernando Samaniego 6-0-1 3KO’s in a spirited fight that many ringside thought was a bit closer than the three judges 79-73 scorecards. Zarate came out boxing well using superor footwork and combinations to dominate the early rounds of the fight. Samaniego came on during rounds four through seven to land some good hard shots but Zarate appeared to get a second wind in the seventh round and closed the fight strong to capture the NABF Junior Featherweight title.

Fernando Fuentes 5-3 stopped Erick “Monkey” Aguirre 4-5-1 2KO’s in the fifth round when referee Ray Corona jumped in to call a halt to the action. Fuentes just simply outworked Aguirre during all five and rounds.

Francisco “Javiercito” Lapizco 7-0 2 KO’s won an entertaining four round unanimous decision with all three judges scoring it 38-36 over Cesar “Artillero” Sustaita 3-1 3KO’s. Lapizco was dropped in the first from a hard right hand over a lazy jab, then came back to drop Sustaita in the second.

In the first bout of the night heavyweights Mario “Chavelo” Heredia 9-1 7KO’s defeated Rory “Kong” McCrary 3-2 3KO’s with scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37.