In the lead up to their welterweight showdown to prove they are on the top of the welterweight division, Santa Ana’s very own NABO Welterweight Titleholder Alexis “Lex” Rocha (23-1, 15 KOs) and San Diego’s undefeated Giovani “Gallo de Oro” Santillan (31-0, 16 KOs) made weight for their upcoming match. (photos by Cris Esqueda)
Rocha vs. Santillan is a 12-round fight taking place at the Kia Forum on Saturday, October 21 and is presented in association with Top Rank. Doors to the Kia Forum open at 3:00 p.m. PT, the first fight starts at 3:05 p.m. and the worldwide broadcast begins on DAZN beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT.
In the co-main event, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (12-0, 8 KOs) will participate in a 12-round, WBA Super Flyweight Title Eliminator against Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs). Also on DAZN in a 10-round flyweight fight, Rialto’s Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (22-2, 16 KOs) will fight Victor Sandoval (37-3, 23 KOs).
In the night’s championship fight presented in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions and Sampson Boxing, four-time World Champion and current IBF Flyweight Titleholder Arely “Ametralladora” Mucino (32-3-2, 11 KOs) will defend her hard-won title against the Coachella Valley’s undefeated Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs). Opening the broadcast, David “Dynamite” Stevens (13-0, 9 KOs) will hope to maintain his clean record in an eight-round super middleweight match against Joeshon James (7-0-2, 4 KOs) of Sacramento, California.