Alexis Santiago with his team following his victory over Alex Rangel (Photo: Facebook.com)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Ariz., upcoming prospect Alexis Santiago produced the biggest victory of his career in stopping Alex Rangel in the ninth round.
With the victory, Santiago improved to 15-3-1 with 7 knockouts while also capturing the WBC USNBC bantamweight championship.
The 22-year old Santiago was in control of the tempo of the bout from the outset and seemed pleased with his performance.
“It felt great, especially because it was against a very tough opponent and I needed this fight,” Santiago would state on Sunday afternoon. “The fight was a great fight where I boxed well and at times stayed inside and fought. I felt I was doing a great job boxing but maybe could have used my jab more.”