Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago in Los Angeles / DAZN
The World Lightweight Champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the American Devin Haney, will make the first defense of his crown against Dominican challenger Alfredo Santiago, in one of the main matches of a billboard that will take place this Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The fight is organized by Matchroom Boxing USA, and will be broadcast by DAZN and Combate Space in Latin America.
Haney (23-0 15 KOs) was named as absolute lightweight champion in the recent WBC Convention in Cancun, Mexico, after his dominant performance against Zaur Abdullaev in New York last September, where he was crowned 135-pound interim champion. Haney will face Santiago (12-0 4 KOs), a talented undefeated Dominican fighter, who will try to end Haney's streak.
This Friday, the official weighing of this evening was carried out, with Haney marking 135 pounds, just like Santiago. Both met the weight limit.
WEIGHTS FROM LOS ANGELES
Devin Haney 135 pounds, Alfredo Santiago 135
WBC World Lightweight Championship
Billy Joe Saunders 167.4 vs. Marcelo Coceres 168
WBO Supermedia World Championship
KSI 193.2 pounds, Logan Paul 199.4
Professional combat at 6 rounds, 3 minutes each.
Joshua Brueckner 192.2, Tyler Smith 199.4
Diego Pacheco 167.2, Aaron Casper 166.6
Nikita Ababiy 160.6, Jonathan Batista 163.6
Ronny Rios 120.6, Hugo Berrio 121.6
Reshat Mati 148.4, Cody Peterson 148.6
Scenario: Staples Center, Los Angeles