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Alexis Rocha And Giovani Santillan Meet In All-Californian Clash

Alexis Rocha to face Giovani Santillan

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Alexis Rocha And Giovani Santillan Meet In All-Californian Clash

Photo credit: Golden Boy Promotions press release

Alexis Rocha And Giovani Santillan Meet In All-Californian Clash

Welterweights Alexis Rocha (23-1, 15 KOs) and Giovani Santillan (31-0, 16 KOs) will face each other on October 21 in an all-Californian clash at the Kia Arena in Inglewood, USA. The fight will headline a card promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Fans can catch the action live on DAZN around the world.

“We [myself and Santillan] both know that with these fights we’re knocking on title contention,” said Rocha at the final press conference. “He’s ready. I’m ready. We’re gonna go bring it…This is a fan friendly fight that can potentially end in a knockout either way.”

“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Santillan. “I’ve been working very hard and like I said, I’m very excited for this opportunity and I plan on making the most out of this opportunity that I’m getting. I plan on making a statement, I’ve been working hard and I’m finally getting the chance to show the world.”

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Muciño and Fundora clash for flyweight title

Also on the card is an IBF flyweight clash between defending champion Arely Muciño (32-3-2, 11 KOs, 1 NC) and Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs, 1 NC). Muciño won the belt last year with a split decision win over Leonela Yudica on the undercard of Joseph Diaz Jr.-William Zepeda. She previously held the title in 2011 and has also had separate WBC and WBO flyweight reigns.

Fundora, sister of super welterweight contender Sebastian Fundora, is challenging for a world for the very first time. She began her career in May 2021 and has had fights in the USA, Panama, and México. This will be her third fight of 2023.

Hear Dan Rafael and T.J. Rives discussing the Golden Boy Boxing Rocha-Santillan main event card off the “Big Fight Weekend Preview Podcast” by clicking play below,

Rocha vs. Santillan undercard

Alexis Rocha vs. Giovani Santillan, 12 rounds, welterweights

John “Scrappy” Ramirez (12-0, 8 KOs) vs. Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs), 12 rounds, super flyweights

Arely Muciño (32-3-2, 11 KOs, 1 NC) vs. Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs, 1 NC), 10×2 rounds, for Muciño’s IBF flyweight title

Ricardo Sandoval (22-2, 16 KOs) vs. Victor Sandoval (37-3, 23 KOs), 10 rounds, flyweights

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-4-1, 15 KOs) vs. Richard Medina (15-1, 10 KOs), 10 rounds, lightweights

Update: Diaz will no longer fight on this card after experiencing COVID-like symptoms during camp. A new opponent is being sought for Medina.

David Stevens (13-0, 9 KOs) vs. Joeshon James (7-0-2, 4 KOs), 8 rounds, super middleweights

Iyana Verduzco (debut) vs. Clarice Morales (0-2-1, 0 KOs), 4×2, super featherweights

Fabian Guzman (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Rueben Johnson (0-2, 0 KOs), super welterweights

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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