On August 8, 2011, Fisticuffs promotions
announced the signing of Jr. Welterweight contender Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana
to a promotional contract. Santana of Bronx, New York has a record of
Santana, thirty-two years old, turned pro in 1999 and went on to win twenty-one
of his first twenty three bouts which included big victories over Francisco
Campos (20-5-1); Meacher Major (12-2-1); Dairo Esales (30-6); Mike Gonzalez
(10-2-1) and a career best victory over Josesito Lopez (22-2) in a bout that
headlined a SHO BOX card on April 11, 2008.
Santana took a three year hiatus due to legal problems and with those out of the
way, Santana is right back on the track to capturing a world title.
Santana returned to the ring with an explosive second round knockout over Robert
Jones on May 5, 2011. That win was especially impressive considering Jones was
never stopped in his seventeen bouts.
Santana is one of the most popular ticket sellers in the competitive New York
market and he owns and operates a popular Barber Shop in his native Spanish
“Edgar Santana has always been one of the best prospects on the East Coast and I
am happy we were able to work out a deal”, said Dave Escalet of Fisticuffs
“Despite having that layoff, we feel that he is only a couple fights away from a
significant fight that will put him in position for a world title. He showed in
his last fight that he is a force to be reckoned with and we plan to make those
important fights happen for him”
Santana will be fighting for NABA Jr. Welterweight title on August 19th at Dover
Downs in Dover, Delaware.
“The NABA title will get him in the rankings and he will be right there knocking
on the door after he wins the fight”, continued Escalet.
“I am happy to make a deal with Fisticuffs”, said Santana’s manager Brian Cohen.
“We already have this big fight lined up so it’s only a matter of staying busy
and Edgar will be fighting for the title”