William Foster III Defeats Edwin De Los Santos By Split Decision!

Edwin De Los Santos Surrenders His “0” to Super Featherweight William Foster III

William Foster III flexes at weigh-in for bout with Edwin De Los Santos
William Foster III

Edwin De Los Santos Surrenders His “0” to Super Featherweight William Foster III

In his most recent in-ring contest, during his American debut, southpaw Edwin De Los Santos (13-1, 12 KO’s) lost his unblemished record. The Dominican fighter pulled this off by being bested by undefeated William “The Silent Assassin” Foster III (14-0, 9 KO’s) by way of split decision. It certainly was a cold shoulder introduction to fighting in the states!


Both fighters threw out any notion of a feel-out process and went straight after one another. They fought in close quarters and threw tight, hard combinations. For the better part of it, Santos got the better of the action and put a real emphasis on body work. His nifty left hook to the jawline and rib cage was put to great use. For the second round, the toe-to-toe feel of the bout melted into a more mobile affair. Santos opted to use his wheels a bit more, Foster was happy to pursue and both men picked their spots to attack.

The same general action persisted in the fourth, although there were quite a few clinches that muddied the action. Those clinches were generally instigated by Santos. Also, Santos suffered a cut to his left eye from an accidental headbutt and referee Frank Gentile deducted a point for holding. At the same time, the Dominican was landing the sharper, more pinpoint shots with greater regularity.


During the fifth round, Santos did little outside of move around, hold and get pushed to the floor when in clinches. The Dominican import continued to wilt through the sixth. There was little notable change in the seventh. The eighth and final round was a bit more of a jittery round. Santos was still very mobile but fighting with more life and purpose. This dynamic led to a great amount of flinching, feinting and throwing single shots rapidly at one another. When the scorecards were read, William Foster won the contest by way of split decision win.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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