(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KOs) is unconcerned that boxing fans see his fight tonight against #13 IBF fringe contender Edgar Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) as a sick mismatch at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Santana was recently beaten by Manuel Perez in 2012.
Peterson thinks it’s a great fight and he feels that Santana is going to make it an exciting and competitive match-up. Santana was picked out for Peterson by his adviser for some reason rather than having him fight a higher ranked, better known opponent.
It’s sort of perceived as a mismatch given that Peterson is facing a near bottom ranked opponent rather than someone with a reasonable chance of beating him. Peterson was beaten badly by Lucas Matthysse last year in a 3rd round TKO defeat. Continue reading
Oscar De La Hoya
Thank you very much, Kelly. Yes, we are very excited. We are getting closer to the great night of fights that we will be having at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. As you know the main event is Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka, which will be a 10-round Welterweight fight. The co-main event, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana will be a 12-round for Peterson’s IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship.
The fight we’ll be talking about now is Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher. That will be a 12-rounder for the WBA Middleweight World Title. This event is coming from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. We are happy to be in association with DiBella Entertainment. We are also happy to announce that Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher is being promoted in association with Greg Cohen Promotions. Continue reading
Rod Salka, Edgar Santana & Jarrod Fletcher Relish Chance To Shock The World On Aug. 9 At Barclays Center
BROOKLYN (July 31, 2014) – Rod Salka, Edgar Santana and Jarrod Fletcher are all, understandably, being referred to as underdogs heading into their respective fights Saturday, Aug. 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But the overlooked fighters are all relishing in their opportunity to pull off the upset and shock the world, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®.
In the main event on SHOWTIME, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will face the hungry “Lightning” Rod Salka in a 10-round welterweight bout. In the co-feature, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson will risk his title against veteran contender Edgar Santana in a 12-round match. In the opening fight of the telecast, Brooklyn’s own Daniel Jacobs will take on once-beaten Australian Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA Middleweight World Title. Continue reading
Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson & Daniel Jacobs To Headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Tripleheader On Saturday, August 9 At Barclays Center
BROOKLYN (June 24, 2014) – Golden Boy Promotions is back at Barclays Center on Saturday, August 9, with a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader featuring the sport’s brightest young stars in pivotal world title fights. Boxing on Brooklyn’s biggest stage will be Unified Junior Welterweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia who will meet “Lightning” Rod Salka, IBF 140-Pound Titleholder Lamont Peterson who will face New York’s Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana and Brooklyn’s own Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs will challenge Australia’s Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher for the vacant WBA World Middleweight Championship.
“This is my third fight at Barclays Center, and it feels like a second home to me,” said Garcia, the undefeated Philadelphia native. “I’ll be ready for Rod Salka, and I’m going to give my Brooklyn fans another great show.” Continue reading
Dual NABA titles, new WBC youth welterweight world champion on card for Friday Night Fights Nov. 22 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
DOVER, Del. — The headline bout for Friday Night Fights on Nov. 22 for the NABA Light Welterweight Championship Title now features Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, of Spanish Harlem, N.Y., against Michael “Cold Blood” Clark of Columbus, Ohio. The first bell is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rollins Center®.
The co-feature is undefeated welterweight phenom, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, of Washington, DC. Hernandez-Harrison is fresh from a dominating victory at Madison Square Garden — a 10-round battle for the WBC Youth Welterweight World Championship title — over Josh “Pit Bull” Torres on Nov. 2. Hernandez-Harrison is ranked No. 19 by the NABF and No. 40 by the WBC. Continue reading