By Francisco Salazar
Welterweight Francisco Santana has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank, matchmaker Brad Goodman told Boxingscene.com Monday morning.
Santana advised BoxingScene.com on Saturday he signed the deal late last week. He made an announcement on his social media accounts on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Santana was signed to promoter Gary Shaw until his promotional contract ran out earlier this year.
Santana (22-4-1, 11 KOs) has not fought since April 25, when he lost a close 10 round unanimous decision to Sadam Ali in New York City.
Santana scored a first round knockout win over Kendal Mena in his previous fight on January 9 in Santa Ynez, near his hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif.
There is a likelihood Santana, who trains in nearby Ventura, could appear on a ‘Solo Boxeo’ card later this fall.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing