By Ryan Burton
Later tonight Ishe Smith (28-8) will face Frank Galarza (17-1-2) in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds in the PBC on Bounce TV main event. In the co-feature bout super welterweight prospects Dominique Dolton (17-0-1) will face Justin DeLoach (15-1) will battle at the the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino.
Opening up tonight's telecast on Bounce TV, Alexis "Beaver" Santiago (21-4-1) was upset by Jose Cayetano (20-4) via unanimous decision in an entertaining battle. The final tallies were 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94.
The fight started off slowly as both men felt each other out. The Mayweather Promotions fighter was outgunned early and badly hurt in the fourth. His glove appeared to touch the ground but wasn't called a knockdown.
Santiago battled back in the fifth to land several hard shots of his own and briefly took control of the fight. Cayetano appeared the fresher down the stretch and in the ninth staggered Santiago in what was his best round since the fourth. Both fighters traded hellacious power shots in the 10th as the crowd rose to their feet as Cayetano finished strong.
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (5-0-1) of Uzbekistan kept his unbeaten record intact by defeating Marquise Hawthorne (4-4-1) in their welterweight battle. Rakhmanov went to the body early and often as he cruised to an unanimous decision victory. The final scores were 60-53 on all three cards.
Super middleweight contender J'Leon Love (23-1) had an impressive knockout of Dashon Johnson (21-20-3) in the 6th round of their bout. Johnson was able to counter effectively early on in the fight but Love kept his patience and landed a wicked right uppercut to stop Johnson in the 6th round.
Welterweight prospect Juan Heraldez (11-0) kept his unbeaten record intact by bludgeoning Reyes Sanchez (28-9-2) over three rounds. Sanchez's face was bloodied and his corner threw in the towel at the end of the third round.
Ladarius "Memphis" Miller (11-1) won a slugfest against Maynard Allison (5-1) to take away his "0" in their super lightweight battle. Both fighters exchanged big shots and Miler got the best of him to win an unanimous decision.
Super middleweight Lanell "KO" Bellows (16-2-1) was upset by DeCarlo Perez (16-5-1) in their super middleweight bout. Perez, who normally campaigns at middleweight, pulled out the split decision victory.