Alexis Rocha (23-1, 15 KOs) from Santa Ana, the proud NABO Welterweight Titleholder, and San Diego’s unbeaten Giovani Santillan (31-0, 16 KOs) held a press conference to promote their upcoming fight. The Rocha vs. Santillan fight is scheduled for 12 rounds at the Kia Forum on Saturday, October 21, in collaboration with Top Rank. The Kia Forum will welcome fans starting 3:00 p.m. PT, with the opening fight at 3:05 p.m., live on DAZN from 5:00 p.m. PT.
For the co-feature, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (12-0, 8 KOs) is set for a 12-round, WBA Super Flyweight Title Eliminator squaring off against Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs). On the same DAZN stream, Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (22-2, 16 KOs) from Rialto will engage in an exciting 10-round flyweight fight with Victor Sandoval (37-3, 23 KOs).
The championship fight of the evening, in collaboration with Miguel Cotto Promotions and Sampson Boxing, will see the four-time World Champion and current IBF Flyweight Titleholder, Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (32-3-2, 11 KOs), defending her respected title against the undefeated challenger from Coachella Valley, Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs). To start the broadcast, David “Dynamite” Stevens (13-0, 9 KOs) is all set to try and keep his pristine record in an eight-round super middleweight fight facing Joeshon James (7-0-2, 4 KOs) hailing from Sacramento, California.
For the early crowd, Iyana “Roxy” Verduzco from San Fernando will step into the professional arena for the first time in a four-round lightweight bout, taking on Clarice Morales (0-2-1) of Toledo, Ohio. To kick things off, Fabian Guzman (2-0, 2 KOs) from Orange, CA is slated for a four-round middleweight fight, challenging Rueben Johnson (0-2) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A quick heads-up: Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr., previously set to appear, is showing COVID-like symptoms. Prioritizing safety, he’s been pulled from the Rocha vs. Santillan card.
Joseph Diaz To Fight Richard Medina In Lightweight Co-feature
Former World Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (33-4-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte is set to make his comeback in a 10-round fight against the rising boxer Richard “El Castigo” Medina (15-1, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas. This lightweight fight is set as the co-feature of the Rocha vs. Santillan event at the Kia Forum on Saturday, October 21, in partnership with Top Rank. The entire fight night will be broadcast LIVE on DAZN from 5:00 p.m. PT.
In the main event for the evening, IBF Flyweight Champion Arely ”Ametralladora” Muciño (32-3-2, 11 KOs) is set to defend her esteemed title against the unbeaten Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs) from Coachella Valley. This defense comes after her significant victory over Leonela Yudica in October 2022, where she claimed the Argentinian’s title. For Fundora, this will be her maiden shot at a global championship title, following her recent successful fight against Maria Santizo that went the full rounds.
Also showcasing on DAZN, in a 10-round flyweight battle, Rialto’s Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (22-2, 16 KOs) is making a return post his challenging fight against Rocco Santomauro. To start the show, David “Dynamite” Stevens (13-0, 9 KOs) aspires to keep his undefeated streak in an eight-round super middleweight fight. The adversaries for these fighters will be disclosed in the near future.
For the early fights, San Fernando’s Iyana “Roxy” Verduzco is gearing up for her professional introduction in a four-round featherweight bout after a respectable and well-acknowledged amateur career. Dalis Kaleiopu (4-0, 3 KOs) from Waianae, Hawaii, is also slated for a six-round lightweight bout. His last appearance was a full-round session in March against experienced fighter Jonathan “Popeye” Perez. Once again, the rivals for these bouts are set to be unveiled soon.
When is the Rocha vs. Santillan fight and what time does it start?
The Rocha vs. Santillan fight is scheduled for Saturday, October 21. The broadcast is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET (3 a.m. UK time), with the main event ringwalks approximately starting at 12 a.m. ET (5 a.m. UK time). However, these times are subject to change depending on the duration of the undercard bouts.
Q: Is the Rocha vs. Santillan fight available on DAZN? A: Yes, the fight card will be streamed live on DAZN, accessible in over 200 countries worldwide.
Q: Where is the fight taking place? A: The Rocha vs. Santillan fight will be held at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
Q: What are the details of the Rocha vs. Santillan fight card? A:
- Main Event: Alexis Rocha vs. Giovani Santillan, 12 rounds, for Rocha’s NABO welterweight championship
- Co-Main Event: John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs. Ronal Batista, 12 rounds, WBA junior bantamweight eliminator
- Additional Fights:
- Joseph Diaz vs. Richard Medina, 10 rounds, lightweights
- Arely Mucino vs. Gabriela Fundora, 10 rounds, for Mucino’s IBF women’s flyweight title
- Ricardo Sandoval vs. Victor Sandoval, 10 rounds, flyweights
- David Stevens vs. Joeshon James, 8 rounds, super middleweights
- Iyana Verduzco vs. Clarice Morales, 4 rounds, female featherweights
- Fabian Guzman vs. Rueben Johnson, 4 rounds, junior middleweights