Puerto Rican Prospect Alfredo Santiago takes a huge step up fight
Highly touted lightweight prospect Alfredo Santiago (10-0, 3KO) will be taking a major risk against former WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-6-1, 22 KOs).
This is a huge step up in competition that could either help or hurt the younger talented fighter.
Santiago, a 24 year-old Puerto Rican fighter, has been taking things up a notch. His last four opponents have a combined record of 86-16, including former title contender Jayson Valdez.
Barros is a veteran Argentinian boxer who has shared the ring with some popular names in boxing. Celestino Caballero, Mikey Garcia, Miguel Roman, Lee Selby and Miguel Berchelt are among these names. Such competition provides a vast amount of experience at the championship level.
A victory would provide a huge boost in ranking, as well as confidence for the young contender. It’s definitely a barometer gauge that would tell us a lot.
Santiago has held the WBA Fedelatin super featherweight title and will be defending the WBC FECARBOX lightweight title.
Barros has fought for title belts of every major sanctioning body and will be fighting in Puerto Rico for the first time.
This fight is scheduled to take place at the Parque de Pelota Pedro Cepeda, Catano, Puerto Rico on December 1.
By: Garrisson Bland