By Jake Donovan
Alexis Santiago and Erik Ruiz made weight for their scheduled 10-round bantamweight bout Tuesday evening at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Santiago (20-3-1, 8KOs) tipped the scales at 120 lbs., while the granite chinned Ruiz (15-4, 6KOs) weighed 119.4 lbs. Their bout serves as the main event for Tuesday's offering of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox Sports 1.
Despite neither boasting a glossy record, both ride a wave of momentum entering their clash.
Santiago has won nine straight, including an eight-round decision over Gustavo Molina last October just outside his Phoenix hometown in Glendale, Arizona. Ruiz - who lives and trains in Oxnard, Calif. - had dropped three of his previous four starts before scoring an upset win over previously unbeaten Roy Tapia last November.
Also on the telecast:
- Buffalo's Lionell Thompson (16-3, 10KOs) takes on Toledo, OH-based prospect Paul Parker (7-1, 4KOs) in a scheduled eight-round light heavyweight bout;
Streaking super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (14-1-1, 7KOs) - raised in Compton, Calif., but now fighting out of Las Vegas - faces unbeaten Antowyan Aikens (10-0-1, 1KO), fighting out of Atlantic City
Alexis Santiago, 120 lbs. vs. Erik Ruiz, 119.4 lbs. - 10 rds, bantamweight
Lionell Thompson, 177.8 lbs vs. Paul Parker, 178.5 lbs. - 8 rds, light heavyweight
Lanell Bellows, 169.8 lbs. vs. Antowyan Aikens, 168 lbs. - 8 rds, super middleweight
Juan Heraldez, 143 lbs. vs. Adam Mate, 140 lbs - 6/8 rds, super lightweight (live swing)
Ladarius Miller, 137 lbs. vs. Rolando Chinea, 137 lbs. - 6 rds, lightweight
Maurice Lee, 142.2 lbs. vs. Ronald Rivas, 140 lbs. - 6 rds, super lightweight
Latondria Jones, 153.5 lbs. vs. Latasha Burton, 155.4 lbs. - 4 rds, super welterweight
Kevin Newman, 164 lbs. vs. Corey Dulaney, 165 lbs. - 6 rds, super middleweight
Charvis Holifield, 143.8 lbs. vs. Azriel Lopez, 145.4 lbs. - 6 rds, welterweight
Tra-Kwon Pettis, 137.4 lbs. vs. Saul Montes, 136.2 lbs. - 4 rds, lightweight
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox