Americo Santos “ I will give the fight fans what they paid for!”
INTERVIEW By Benny Henderson Jr. (May 18, 2006)
The once beaten hard hitting Texas based boxer Americo Santos 24-1 (20 KOs) is set for a showdown Friday night at Fair Park in Dallas, TX when he goes toe to toe against the rough and tough Columbian William Morelo 23-4 (17 KO’s) for the WBC Latino Light Welterweight strap.

Beginning the ‘sweet science’ at the tender age of nine the Garland based brawler banged out one hundred wins as an amateur dropping out only ten losses and fought in countless competitions honing his skill under the tutelage of his father Americo Santos Sr. Americo Jr. stepped in the pro ranks four years ago this month busting out eleven straight knock out victories before battling out an eight round unanimous decision victory over fellow Texan John Trigg, a bout which Americo stated was his toughest bout to date, “I learned a lot in that fight, John was a strong fighter and I believe that bout helped me mature.”

In November of ’05 Santos stopped the forty-fight veteran Rudolfo Lunsford in five rounds to gain his thirteenth straight W and the Texas State Lightweight title. Americo continued his punishment on the division earning him self the vacant IBA Continental Lightweight title knocking out Corey Alarcon in four rounds, and went to war against the then undefeated Isaac Mendoza in his home state of Oklahoma handing down Mendoza’s first and only loss via Split Decision.

The only blemish on the young rising stars record was from the hands of the tough journeyman Marteze Logan last year losing out an eight round decision. After knocking out Marteze’s brother Donnell Logan February of this year Santos is ready for war against Morelo this Friday night. “ I don’t know much about Morelo, I heard he is an in your face brawler, but I train hard and I am ready for anything.”

The twenty-two year old pugilist feels that his best quality is his bodywork, he loves to work on the foundation, the foundation falls the head will follow, “When people see me land that punishing body punch you can hear the ohhs and ahhs.”

In a division that Santos feels in the hottest division in the fight game he is prepared for anything, he looks to a bright future and says his mental strength of having no fear in the ring serves him well, “I have no fear in the ring and I always come to fight!”

He is expecting a hellacious fight from his opponent William Morelo, who has went 2-6 in his last eight fights, all six W’s has ended by knock out. But a fight is what Santos is looking for, “The gloves will be flying from all over the place this Friday night, if you come to witness this throw down, trust me, you will defiantly get what you paid for!”

The tough Texan has heated up his opposition with his unrelenting body attack and punishing power, stopping twenty out of his twenty-five opponents via knock out, rocking and stopping nine in the opening round. The knock out artist looks to continue on and come Friday night, there will be a war!

For ticket info and card information along with directions please call 972-205-3825. The card will also feature some great local talent. Doors open @ 7:00 PM fights being @ 8:00 PM.

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