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Danny Santiago (born February 21, 1973) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2016. He challenged three times for a light heavyweight world title: the WBO/lineal titles in January 2007, the IBO title in December 2007, and the WBA/IBA titles in 2011.

Danny Santiago
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Bronx Bomber
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Reach65.5 in (166 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1973-02-21) February 21, 1973 (age 46)
Bronx, New York, United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights42
Wins34
Wins by KO20
Losses7
Draws1

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Amateur careerEdit

Santiago had a strong amateur career, including the following highlights:[1]

  • 1995 Northeastern Regional Champion (178 Lbs.)
  • 1996 Southeastern Regional Champion (178 Lbs.)
  • 1996 Representative of Florida Bronze Medalists at 178Lbs, National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Denver, Colorado
  • 1996 International competition U.S.A. vs. Sweden representative of U.S.A. Silver Medalists at 178Lbs

Professional careerEdit

In 1997, Danny made his professional debut with a first round knockout of Michael Watkins. Between 1997 and 2002, Danny built a record of 22-0 and earned a shot at the WBA Fedelatin Light Heavyweight Title, where he suffered his first loss against Rocky Torres. By 2004, Danny defeated the highly ranked Elvir Muriqi in Madison Square Gardens with a devastating first round knockout.

Continually rated as a top light heavy-weight, Danny has faced some of best boxers of this millennium in world title fights, including: Zsolt Erdei (WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion and WBC Cruiserweight Champion), Antonio Tarver, (WBC, WBA, IBF, and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion and IBO World Light Heavyweight Champion), Beibut Shumenov (WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion and IBA Light Heavyweight Champion), and Danny Green (WBA Super Middleweight Champion and Light Heavyweight World Champion and IBO World Cruiserweight Champion).

In 2010, Santiago was scheduled to fight Roy Jones, Jr, but the fight was cancelled due to an injury to Jones. After a five-year delay, the fight is now scheduled to take place on August 29, 2015 on the island of Sint Maarten.

Santiago was a contestant on ESPN’s very popular television series The Contender in 2007. Danny currently resides in Ocala, Florida where he supports numerous charities and owns a successful boxing gym which serves as a popular training ground world champions, including Tavoris Cloud, Ricardo Mayorga, and Jermain Taylor.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
42 fights 34 wins 7 losses
By knockout 20 7
By decision 14 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
42 Win 34–7–1   Galen Brown TKO 3 (6), 2:42 Feb 13, 2016   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
41 Loss 33–7–1   Victor Emilio Ramírez TKO 4 (10), 1:40 Jan 31, 2014   Piso de los Deportes, Buenos Aires, Argentina For IBF Latino cruiserweight title
40 Win 33–6–1   Rubin Williams UD 8 Nov 22, 2013   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
39 Win 32–6–1   Miguel Hernandez UD 8 Aug 31, 2013   The Mela Room, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
38 Loss 31–6–1   Danny Green TKO 5 (10), 2:47 Jul 25, 2012   Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia
37 Loss 31–5–1   Beibut Shumenov TKO 9 (12), 0:46 Jul 29, 2011   South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Enterprise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA and IBA light heavyweight titles
36 Win 31–4–1   Billy Bailey MD 8 May 21, 2010   DoubleTree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
35 Win 30–4–1   Paul Jennette UD 8 May 16, 2009   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
34 Loss 29–4–1   Antonio Tarver TKO 4 (12), 2:53 Dec 1, 2007   Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. For IBO light heavyweight title
33 Loss 29–3–1   Zsolt Erdei TKO 8 (12), 1:55 Jan 27, 2007   Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany For WBO and lineal light heavyweight titles
32 Win 29–2–1   Marlon Hayes UD 8 Dec 14, 2006   Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, Florida, U.S.
31 Win 28–2–1   Mike Bonislawski TKO 1 (8), 2:20 Jun 29, 2006   American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.
30 Draw 27–2–1   Rayco Saunders PTS 6 Oct 2, 2006   Bank United Center, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
29 Win 27–2   Rico Cason TKO 8 (12) Dec 8, 2005   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S. Won WBC Mundo Hispano light heavyweight title
28 Win 26–2   Ronald Boddie UD 8 Dec 16, 2004   Days Inn, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 25–2   James Brock KO 1 (8), 1:28 Apr 12, 2004   Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
26 Win 24–2   Elvir Muriqi TKO 4 (10), 2:12 Feb 10, 2004   Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
25 Win 23–2   Robert Muhammad TKO 5 (8) Mar 14, 2003   Arena Boxing Gym, Saint Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
24 Loss 22–2   Orlando Rivera TKO 9 (10), 1:36 Aug 29, 2002   Arena Boxing Gym, Saint Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
23 Loss 22–1   Rocky Torres TKO 11 (12), 1:49 Nov 5, 2002   Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico For vacant WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight title
22 Win 22–0   Tyrus Armstead UD 10 Mar 30, 2002   Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
21 Win 21–0   Antonio Garcia TKO 1 (8), 1:35 Aug 6, 2001   Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, U.S.
20 Win 20–0   Gerald Coleman TKO 7 (8) Dec 15, 2000   War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
19 Win 19–0   Roosevelt Booth TKO 2 (8), 1:50 Aug 18, 2000   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
18 Win 18–0   David McCluskey TKO 2 (4), 1:43 Jun 24, 2000   Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
17 Win 17–0   Anthony Spain TKO 10 (12), 2:20 May 20, 2000   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S. Won WBANBA Continental Americas light heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0   Andre Sherrod TKO 5 (6), 0:40 Apr 15, 2000   Pamlico High School, Bayboro, North Carolina, U.S.
15 Win 15–0   Tyrone Wallace TKO 3 Oct 28, 1999   Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
14 Win 14–0   James Stokes KO 3 (8), 2:09 Oct 9, 1999   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
13 Win 13–0   Shannon Miller UD 6 Jun 18, 1999   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
12 Win 12–0   Johnny Walker TKO 1 May 15, 1999   Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
11 Win 11–0   Gregg Floyd KO 2 (6), 1:18 Apr 17, 1999   Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.
10 Win 10–0   Mack Willis PTS 6 Mar 19, 1999   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
9 Win 9–0   Larry McFadden KO 1 Feb 27, 1999   Fort Gordon, Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
8 Win 8–0   Eric Rhinehart TKO 2 Jan 14, 1999   Virginia, U.S.
7 Win 7–0   Anthony DeBardaladin UD 4 Nov 20, 1998   SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, U.S.
6 Win 6–0   Ralph Monday UD 4 Aug 22, 1998   Orange County Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
5 Win 5–0   Forrest McFarland UD 4 Nov 7, 1998   Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Win 4–0   Calvin Smith TKO 2 (4), 0:44 May 6, 1998   Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.
3 Win 3–0   Cleveland Issacs UD 4 Feb 13, 1998   The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2 Win 2–0   James Mullins UD 4 Nov 25, 1997   Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Michael Watkins TKO 1 (5), 0:47 Jun 9, 1997   Marriott Hotel, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danny Santiago "The Bronx Bomber"". badboyzusa.com. Retrieved December 24, 2012.

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