Giovani Santillan Wins NABO Welterweight Title with Dominant Victory
Managed by Split-T Management, Giovani Santillan showcased his mastery as he battered and bloodied Alexis Rocha from the very beginning. By the third round, Santillan had already opened up a cut on Rocha’s face. The bout reached a turning point in the fifth round when Santillan scored two knockdowns, the first of which was set up by a powerful uppercut. By this stage, Rocha’s face was a mess, and Santillan’s relentless assault left no doubt about the inevitable outcome.
A third knockdown in the sixth round sealed the fight in favor of Santillan, with the referee waving it off at 1:13. Giovani Santillan’s remarkable victory marked a significant milestone in his career and set his sights on a world title shot in the near future.
After the fight, Santillan expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, acknowledging the uncertainty of such high-stakes bouts. He commended his opponent, Alexis Rocha, for his toughness and resilience, noting that Rocha had never been stopped before. Santillan recognized the significance of this victory in securing a title shot and looked forward to an exciting 2024.
David McWater of Split-T Management praised Santillan’s dedication, describing him as a true professional and an exceptional individual. Santillan, promoted by Top Rank, now holds an impressive record of 32 wins, with 17 of them coming by knockout.