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Camp Notes: Francisco Santana Promises Brutal War With Sadam Ali

Gary Shaw Productions rising star, welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (22-3-1, 10 KOs), is riding a 10-fight winning streak going into his highly anticipated clash with undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian, Sadam “World Kid” Ali (21-0, 13 KOs). Santana gives his thoughts on this match-up, his training camp and fighting at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of Klitschko vs. Jennings. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Ali vs. Santana opens up Klitschko-Jennings HBO telecast on Saturday, April 25

The undefeated Sadam “World Kid” Ali and fast -punching Francisco “Chia” Santana will face off at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden on Sat. April 25 as the co-feature to “The Champion Returns”, the World Heavyweight Championship between undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and top-rated challenger Bryant Jennings. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Francisco Santana has new opponent Kendal Mena, undercard announced

SANTA, YNEZ (January 5, 2015) – Gary Shaw Productions welterweight contender, Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs) has a new opponent for this Fridays “ESPN Friday Night Fights” show at the Chumash Casino. Santana will now face undefeated prospect Kendal Mena (20-0, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Santana vs. Mena, a 10-round bout, will serve as the co-feature to the 12-round main event featuring WBA Interim lightweight champion Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). Continue reading

Francisco Santana returns against Sebastian Lujan Jan 9 on ESPN Friday Night Fights

SANTA BARBARA (December 15, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions’ super-welterweight contender, Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs), returns to the ring against Sebastian Lujan (43-8-2, 26 KOs) on January 9, 2015 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. The 10-round bout will serve as the co-feature to the Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). Both fights will air live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights”. Continue reading

Francisco Santana Hands Gomez First Loss Seeks Bigger Fight

This pas Friday, Gary Shaw Productions welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (20-3-1, 9 KOs), proved he’s on the right track to position himself in the welterweight rankings, with his stunning unanimous victory over previously unbeaten prospect, Eddie Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs). The bout was televised on ShoBox: The New Generation, from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Promoter Gary Shaw feels Santana is ready to take on the top contenders in the welterweight division after his recent win.

“Santana is a very determined fighter who proved he’s got the talent to compete against the top level opposition in the welterweight division.” said Gary Shaw. Continue reading

Francisco Santana Speaks On ShoBox Showdown Against Gomez

INDIO, Calif. (June 5, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions, Francisco Santana, who weighed-in at 148.2 pounds, gears up for his upcoming fight against Eddie Gomez, who measured up at 149 pounds. The 10-round co-main event showdown will air tomorrow/Friday, June 6 from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading

Santana and Nugaev march forward with victories

1789Gary Shaw Productions presented another edition of the popular series titled “Central Coast Championships” at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

In the main event, local fan favorite Francisco Santana scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Joachim Alcine.  Santana dominated the bout from the opening round,  throwing hard punches to the head and body that kept Alcine on the retreat.  Scorecards read 99-90 twice and 100-89, all in favor for Santana who retained his “Central Coast Championship.”

“I wanted to come out here tonight and prove once again that I’m ready to step up in competition,” said Santana. “I felt great and I’m hoping I can work my way up the rankings in 2014, with the possibility to fight for a world title in the near future.  I’m looking forward to what my promoter Gary Shaw has lined up for me next.” Continue reading

Boxing Returns To The Chumash Resort Casino Friday December 6

SANTA YNEZ, CA (December 2, 2013) – On Friday December 6, 2013 Gary Shaw Productions will present another addition of the boxing series titled “Central Coast Championship Night” at the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif.

In the 10-round main event, hometown hero Francisco Santana (17-3-1, 8 KOs) will put his “Central Coast Championship” on the line against Joachim Alcine (33-4-1, 19 KOs). Santana, who is currently riding a 5-fight winning streak, feels confident he’ll prevail in front of his hometown fans. Continue reading