Photos/Weights: Emmanuel Rodríguez-Alexis Santiago
Cataño, Puerto Rico - In the maint event bout for the vacant WBO Latino bantamweight title, Puerto Rican, Emmanuel 'Manny' Rodríguez ( 9-0, 5 KO's ), and Alexis 'Beaver' Santiago ( 16-3, 7 KO's ) of Phoenix, both weighed in at 117.8 lbs. The bout is set for 10 rounds.
Rodriguez, a former Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games champion mentioned that,"We're ready for war. Puerto Rico vs Mexico is always exciting. The fans can expect a tough fight but at the end of the night, I will be the new WBO Latino champion".
The undefeated Puerto Rican prospect obtained in December, the most significant victory of his young career by defeating former world title contender, David Quijano by unanimous decision.
"My preparation went great for this fight. I arrived to Puerto Rico two weeks ago with my trainer Rafael Ramos, and I'm leaving with the title. This is for Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona", said a confident Alexis Santiago, a WBC United States (USNBC) title holder, who on his last outing ( February ) defeated power puncher, Hanzel 'Rude Boy' Martinez ( 20-2, 16 KO ) by unanimous decision.
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Emmanuel 'Pinky' Colón 142 lbs vs Joananthony Vazquez 142 lbs.
Luis Saúl ‘El Zurdo' Rosario 120 lbs vs.Leonel García 120 lbs Juvenal 'el Gringo' Ramos 139 lb vs. Luis Guzmán 140.6 lbs
Alexander Charneco 129lbs vs. Roberto Sánchez 130lbs
Efrain 'Macho' Cruz vs. 138 lbs vs. Henry López 140 lbs. Christopher Pérez 129 lbs vs. Luis Cuascut 127 lbs
Héctor Fernández 135lbs vs. José Cortes 138 lbs
Venue: Cosme Beitia Coliseum, Cataño, PR
TV:DIRECTV PR, OnDIRECTV - channel 161 - 9:00pm
First fight at 7:00pm
Promoter:Fresh Boxing / M/V Power Promotions