Santiago Samaniego

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Santiago Ryce Samaniego
Real name Santiago Ryce Samaniego
Nickname(s) El Herrero
Rated at Light Middleweight
Nationality Panama Panama
Born (1974-01-25) January 25, 1974 (age 43)
Panama City, Panama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 37
Wins by KO 30
Losses 13
Draws 1

Santiago Ryce Samaniego (born January 25, 1974 in Panama City, Panama) is a professional boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division.


Samaniego is a first cousin of Roberto Durán.

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed "El Herrero", Samaniego turned pro in 1993, and in 1997 took on undefeated Mihai Leu for the Vacant WBO Welterweight Title, but lost a decision. In 2002 he faced Mamadou Thiam for the interim WBA Light Middleweight Title, and won in a 12th round stoppage. In 2003, he was TKO'd by Alejandro García, losing the belt. Since the loss, he dropped fights to Rhoshii Wells and Sechew Powell

Title last held by
Luis Ramon Campas
NABO Welterweight Champion
June 1, 1996 - February 22, 1997
Lost bid for world title
Title next held by
Santos Cardona
Title last held by
Ricardo Mayorga
WBA Fedelatin Light Middleweight Champion
August 18, 2001 - August 10, 2002
Won interim world title
Title last held by
Shannan Taylor
New title WBA Light Middleweight Interim Champion
August 10, 2002 - September 14, 2002
Title next held by
Alejandro García
Preceded by
Fernando Vargas
as Champion
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
Regular title

September 14, 2002 – March 1, 2003
Succeeded by
Alejandro García

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