ORANGE, Calififornia — Welterweight Division: Giovani Santillan vs. Omar Tienda Full fight video, replay, result, recap includes undercards Erick Ituarte vs. Naciff Martinez, Ruben Villa vs. Francisco Camacho, Rudy Garcia vs. David Martino, Michael Dutchover vs. Jose Mora, Francisco Armenta vs. Cody Peterson, February 10, 2017.
Promising junior welterweight Giovani Santillan (20-0, 11 KOs), headlines a stacked “Path to Glory” card Friday night from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Santillan weighed in at 143 lbs., while challenger Omar Tienda (18-3, 11 KOs) checked in at 142.2 lbs. The “Path to Glory” main event is scheduled for 8-rounds.
“I’m going to make a statement tomorrow night,” said Santillan, a southpaw. “We expect a big year and it all starts with getting a win on Friday.”
In the 8-round co-feature, Erick Ituarte (15-1-1, 2 KOs) made weight at 127.7 lbs and Naciff Castillo (17-9-2, 5 KOs) measured 127.4 lbs.
“It’s going to be a competitive fight,” Ituarte said. “I’m prepared to go the distance or finish the fight early with a knockout.”
Giovani Santillan, 143 vs. Omar Tienda, 142.2
Erick Ituarte, 127.7 vs. Naciff Martinez, 127.4
Ruben Villa, 128 vs. Francisco Camacho, 128
Rudy Garcia, 117.8 vs. David Martino, 117.7
Michael Dutchover, 129.1 vs. Jose Mora, 124.8
Francisco Armenta, 138.9 vs. Cody Peterson, 139.5
On the undercard, two blue chip prospects are featured: featherweight Ruben Villa (3-0, 2 KOs) of Salinas, Calif. and junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (2-0, 2 KOs) of Midland, Texas.
“We had an excellent training camp in Northern California,” said Villa, a former back-to-back national golden gloves champion. “I’ve been in the gym since December getting ready for this fight. I’m anxious to get back in the ring.”
“Training for this fight was a lot of fun,” said Dutchover, who is trained by Danny Zamora. “I got to spar with Petr Petrov. He’s relentless, powerful too. I learned a lot from him.”
Tickets for “Path to Glory” are priced at $40 & $100 and are available for purchase on the day of the event from the Doubletree Hotel will call booth starting at 5:30 p.m. local time.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. local time with the first bell at approximately 7:45 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA 91764 and can be reached at (909) 937-0900.
“Path to Glory” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with Everlast.
Round by Round Result:
Giovani Santillan vs. Omar Tiend Full Fight Video – Feb. 10, 2017
Santillan was able to grind out a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over Omar Tienda before a near-sellout crowd at the Doubletree Events Center in this Los Angeles suburb.
With the win, Santillan improves to 21-0, 11 KOs, while Tienda dropped to 18-4, 11 KOs. Since signing on with Thompson Boxing Promotions, Santillan has improved his skill-set to earn decision victories and knockout wins over modest opposition.
It was a little different as he faced a fighter in Tienda, a fighter who was rugged and wanted to utilize every trick to get on the inside of Santillan’s guard. Tienda did find some success doing so, landing right hands to the head and body. But Santillan was effective in creating enough space between himself and Tienda to effectively counter to with right hooks and straight left hands.
As the bout progressed, Santillan won the rounds more clearly, leaving little no doubt towards the end of the fight which fighter would have their arm raised in victory. All three judges scored the bout 80-72 in favor of Santillan, who resides in San Diego.
(16-1-1, 2 KOs)Erick Ituarte vs. Naciff Martinez (17-10-2, 5 KOs)
Junior lightweight prospect Erick Ituarte (16-1-1, 2 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Naciff Martinez. After Ituarte clearly won the opening rounds, the southpaw Martinez (17-10-2, 5 KOs) began pressing the fight by round four.
He found some success walking Ituarte down, connecting with straight left hands to the head. Martinez’s punch output dropped by round seven, allowing Ituarte to regain control of the action.
Result: The 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73 scorecards for Ituarte did not reflect the competitiveness of the fight.
(4-0, 2 KOs)Ruben Villa IV vs. Francisco Camacho (2-7-1, 1 KO)
Former amateur standout Ruben Villa IV (4-0, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided four round decision over Francisco Contreras.
The southpaw Villa, who has two wins over Shakur Stevenson in the amateurs, was the busier and more-effecitve fighter, beating Contreras (2-7-1, 1 KO) to the punch during most of the fight.
Result: All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Villa.
(5-0, 1 KO)Rudy Garcia vs. David Martino(2-1, 2 KOs)
Junior featherweight: Rudy Garcia (5-0, 1 KO) won a four round unanimous decision over David Martino.
It was a competitive bout featuring unbeaten junior lightweights, but the taller Garcia was more effective, countering the aggressive Martino (2-1, 2 KOs).
Result: All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Garcia.
(3-0, 3 KOs)Michael Dutchover vs. Jose Mora (0-3)
Junior lightweight: prospect Michael Dutchover (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a spectacular one-punch knockout of Jose Mora in round one.
Result: A counter left hook dropped Mora (0-3) flat onto his back, prompting referee Raul Caiz, Jr. to immediately stop the fight at 2:07.
(3-0)Francisco Armenta vs. Cody Peterson(1-2)
In the opening bout of the Thompson Boxing Promotions card, junior welterweight Francisco Armenta (3-0) won a four round unanimous decision over Cody Peterson. Peterson (1-2) was game, but outclassed as Armenta repeatedly landed numerous punches to Peterson’s head.
Result: All three judges scored the bout in favor of Armenta, 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.