Danny Santiago

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Danny Santiago
Statistics
Real name Danny Santiago
Nickname(s) The Bronx Bomber
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Reach 65.5 in (166 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1973-02-21) February 21, 1973 (age 44)
Bronx, New York, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 34
Wins by KO 20
Losses 7
Draws 1

Danny Santiago born February 21, 1973 in The Bronx, New York City, is a Cruiserweight Boxer who resides in Ocala, Florida. Santiago is the owner of CFB "Central Florida Boxing" Gym. Santiago acquired the nicknamed "The Bronx Bomber".

Amateur career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 record[edit]

Santiago has the following record as a professional boxer:[2]

34 Wins (20 knockouts, 14 decisions), 7 Losses (7 knockouts), 1 Draw
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 34-7-1 Argentina Victor Emilio Ramirez TKO 4 January 31, 2014 Argentina Piso de los Deportes, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 34-6-1 United States Rubin Williams UD 8 November 22, 2013 United States Livestock, Ocala, Florida 80-72, 80-72, 80-72. Cruiserweight debut.
Win 33-6-1 United States Miguel Hernandez UD 8 August 31, 2013 United States The Mela Room, Orlando, Florida 80-72, 80-72, 80-72. Cruiserweight debut.
Loss 32-6-1 Australia Danny Green TKO 5 July 25, 2012 Australia Challenge Stadium, Mount Claremont, Western Australia Referee stopped the bout at 2:47 of the fifth round.
Loss 32-5-1 Kazakhstan Beibut Shumenov TKO 9 July 29, 2011 United States South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada WBA World/IBA World Light Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 0:46 of the ninth round.
Win 31-4-1 United States Billy R. Bailey MD 8 May 21, 2010 United States DoubleTree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida 78-74, 77-75, 76-76.
Win 30-4-1 United States Paul Jennette UD 8 May 16, 2009 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida
Loss 29-4-1 United States Antonio Tarver TKO 4 December 1, 2007 United States Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBO World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:53 of the fourth round.
Loss 29-3-1 Hungary Zsolt Erdei TKO 8 January 27, 2007 Germany DoubleTree Westshore Hotel, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia WBO World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:55 of the eighth round.
Win 29-2-1 United States Marlon Hayes UD 8 December 14, 2006 United States Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, Florida 78-73, 77-74, 76-75.
Win 28-2-1 Poland Mike Bonislawski TKO 1 June 29, 2006 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the first round.
Draw 27-2-1 United States Rayco Saunders PTS 6 2 October 2006 United States Bank United Center, Coral Gables, Florida 58-56, 57-57, 57-57.
Win 27-2 United States Rico Cason TKO 8 8 December 2005 United States Ocala Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida WBC Mundo Hispano Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 26-2 United States Ronald Boddie UD 8 December 16, 2004 United States Days Inn, Allentown, Pennsylvania 78-71, 77-72, 77-72.
Win 25-2 United States James "Baby Tyson" Brock KO 1 April 12, 2004 United States Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas Brock knocked out at 1:28 of the first round.
Win 24-2 Albania Elvir Muriqi TKO 4 February 10, 2004 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the fourth round.
Win 23-2 United States Robert Muhammad TKO 5 March 14, 2003 United States Arena Boxing Gym, Saint Petersburg, Florida
Loss 22-2 United States Orlando Rivera TKO 9 August 29, 2002 United States Arena Boxing Gym, Saint Petersburg, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 1:36 of the ninth round.
Loss 22-1 United States Rocky Torres TKO 11 November 5, 2002 Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico WBA Fedelatin Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the 11th round.
Win 22-0 United States Tyrus Armstead UD 10 March 30, 2002 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania 98-91, 96-92, 96-92.
Win 21-0 Mexico Antonio "Madaza" Garcia TKO 1 August 6, 2001 United States Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the first round.
Win 20-0 United States Gerald "Tampa Terror" Coleman TKO 7 December 15, 2000 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Win 19-0 United States Roosevelt Booth TKO 2 August 18, 2000 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the second round.
Win 18-0 United States David McCluskey TKO 2 June 24, 2000 United States Covington, Tennessee Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the second round.
Win 17-0 United States Anthony Spain TKO 10 May 20, 2000 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida WBA NBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the tenth round.
Win 16-0 United States Andre Sherrod TKO 5 April 15, 2000 United States Pamlico High School, Bayboro, North Carolina Referee stopped the bout at 0:40 of the fifth round.
Win 15-0 United States Tyrone Wallace TKO 3 October 28, 1999 United States Atlanta, Georgia
Win 14-0 United States James M. Stokes KO 3 October 9, 1999 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida Stokes knocked out at 2:09 of the third round.
Win 13-0 United States Shannon "Trouble" Miller UD 6 June 18, 1999 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida
Win 12-0 United States Johnny "Whiskey" Walker TKO 1 May 15, 1999 United States Augusta, Georgia
Win 11-0 United States Gregg Floyd KO 2 April 17, 1999 United States Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida Floyd knocked out at 1:18 of the second round.
Win 10-0 United States Mack Willis PTS 6 March 19, 1999 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida
Win 9-0 United States Larry McFadden KO 1 February 27, 1999 United States Fort Gordon, Augusta, Georgia
Win 8-0 United States Eric Rhinehart TKO 2 January 14, 1999 United States Virginia
Win 7-0 United States Anthony DeBardaladin UD 4 November 20, 1998 United States SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida
Win 6-0 United States Ralph Monday UD 4 August 22, 1998 United States Orange County Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida
Win 5-0 United States Forrest McFarland UD 4 November 7, 1998 United States Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Win 4-0 United States Calvin "Black" Smith TKO 2 May 6, 1998 United States Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the second round.
Win 3-0 United States Cleveland Issacs UD 4 February 13, 1998 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 2-0 United States James "Palmetto Puncher" Mullins UD 4 November 25, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee
Win 1-0 Michael "Arc Angel" Watkins TKO 1 June 9, 1997 United States Marriott Hotel, Orlando, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 0:47 of the first round.

References[edit]

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

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