Giovani Santillan (17-0, 9 KOs) weighed in at 144.4 lbs. while challenger Rosbel Montoya (18-7, 16 KOs) checked in at 143.1 lbs. Santillan vs. Montoya serves as the 8-round main event on Thompson Boxing Promotions “New Blood” Friday night fight card (Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, Calif.).
Giovani Santillan, 144.4 vs. Rosbel Montoya, 143.1
Carlos Carlson, 117 vs. Jose Estrella, 117.2
Manuel Mendez, 137 vs. Jose Luis Ramirez, 135.9
Rudy Puga, 163.6 vs. Juan Carlos Rojas, 164
Ricardo Espinoza, 115.5 vs. Francisco Javier Lapizco, 115
Jhordy Ramirez, 120.3 vs. Joel Cano, 120.5
Weights from Las Vegas:
TV MAIN EVENT -FEATHERWEIGHTS -8 ROUNDS
Diego DE LA HOYA vs. Giovanni DELGADO Mexicali, MEX Mexico City, MEX 12-0 (7 KOs) 15-3 (9 KOs) Weight: 123.6 lbs. Weight: 123.4 lbs.
TV CO-MAIN EVENT -WELTERWEIGHTS -8 ROUNDS
John KARL SOSA vs. Alan SANCHEZ Caguas, PR Fairfield, CA 13-0 (6 KOs) 16-3-1 (8KOs) Weight: 146.4 lbs. Weight: 146.4 lbs.
Roy TAPIA East Los Angeles, CA 11-0-2 (6 KOs) Weight: 122 lbs.SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTS -8 ROUNDS vs.Erik RUIZ Oxnard, CA 14-4 (6 KOs) Weight: 121.4 lbs.
TV OPENER -FEATHERWEIGHTS -8 ROUNDS
Horacio GARCIA vs. Raul HIDALGO Guadalajara, MEX Nuevas Casas Grandes, MEX 29-1 (20 KOs) 24-13 (18 KOs) Weight: 123.4 lbs. Weight: 123.4 lbs.
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS -4 ROUNDS
Jason QUIGLEY vs. Marchristopher ADKINS Donegal, IRL Dallas, TX 8-0 (8 KOs) 5-1 (2 KOs) Weight: 161.2 lbs. Weight: 161 lbs.
SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS -4 ROUNDS
Francisco ESPARZA vs. Jose RODRIGUEZ Las Vegas, NV San Juan, PR 1-0 2-1 (1 KO) Weight: 128 lbs. Weight: 126.2 lbs.
U.S. Army war veteran Shawn “Killa” Cameron (10-0, 5 KOs) of Brooklyn and Bronx native Chris Galeano (9-0, 1 KO) both weighed in under the 157-pound limit on Thursday, setting up a battle of unbeaten fighters for Friday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Cameron will be facing Galeano in a 10-round main event that will see the victor claim the New York State Middleweight Championship.
“It’s time. It’s time to go,” Cameron said after tipping the scales at 156.6 pounds, the same as Galeano. “All of the training is done. There is only one thing left to do, and that’s to execute.”
Coming off a fifth round knockout of Francisco Reza in July, Cameron will be fighting for the fourth time of 2015 when he meets Galeano, a fighter with whom he is fairly familiar since the two fought once before when they were coming up in the New York amateur program. Galeano got the win in that bout, but Cameron has always had an aggressive skillset that most considered to be tailor made for the professional game. However, he still had a very successful amateur career as well, winning the 2009 New York Golden Gloves at 152 pounds, while also reaching the finals of the 2009 New York Metros and quarterfinals of the 2010 National PAL Tournament.
“We’re putting on that strap tomorrow night,” said Don Saxby, Cameron’s head trainer. “I like Chris, I like his family. They’re good people. But tomorrow, it’s all business.”
Before Cameron ever laced up a pair of boxing gloves, he served two tours of duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq. The Brooklyn native served six years overall for the U.S. Army and was ranked as a Staff Sergeant when he completed his services in 2006.
“Cam is ready. He’s locked and loaded,” Saxby continued. “We prepared well and had very sufficient sparring, and we will be bringing more than one game plan with us. Fans should be looking forward to a good fight tomorrow night. Personally, I’m looking forward to Shawn ‘Killa’ Cameron becoming the New York State Middleweight Champion, and that’s it. After that, the saga continues.”
Galeano was an accomplished amateur fighter, winning the 2013 New York Golden Gloves and USA National Championships at 165 pounds. Next Friday night will mark his fifth bout of 2015.
Weights from Philadelphia:
Weights for Friday night’s fights at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Frank De Alba 131 – Jesus Lule 129
Scott Keller 136.6 – Jack Grady 140
Antowyan Aikens 167.3 – Tahir Thomas 166.5
Daryl Bunting 169 – Ryan Bivins 165.8
Christopher Brooker 171 – Edgar Perez 175
Hafiz Montgomery 206.4 – Devon Mosley 206.7
Tyrell Colston 187.3 – Hector Perez 194.1
Ely Mendez 125.5 – Derrick Bivins 125.1
Corley Morley 284 – Brian Donahue 204
Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoter: King’s Promotions
1st Bell: 7:00 PM