Edgar Santana (20-2, 13 KO’s), the popular fixture on Broadway Boxing, makes his return to Madison Square Garden this Saturday night, March 10, as one of the co-features on the Ibragimov-Mora fight card.
“El Chamaco” has reeled off fourteen straight wins in New York and has his sights set on his fifteenth consecutive victory on Saturday Night. Standing in Santana’s way will be Colombian Dairo Jose Esalas (29-6, 24 KO’s). Esalas comes into the bout with an impressive 24 knockouts in 35 fights.
A proud native of Manati, Puerto Rico who now makes his home in New York City’s Spanish Harlem, Santana has built a loyal fan following with his charismatic style and two-fisted attack in the ring. Winner of 15 in a row since 2003, Santana is coming off an impressive third round stoppage of Meacher Major (11-3-1, 10 KO’s) last November.
Santana last fought at MSG on December 6, 2003, scoring an unanimous six round decision over Adam Salas.
“It is an honor to be fighting at the Garden," said Santana. "A lot of great fighters have fought there. Being a local kid is an added bonus. I will have the honor of my family and friends in the crowd. It is a honor for anyone to fight at the Garden.
“He is a good fighter," added the Spanish Harlem sensation. "He is more of a puncher. I will be ready for whatever he brings to the table.
“There are talks of fighting in May," wrapped up Santana. "Hopefully I will be getting in the ring right away. I am pretty comfortable at 140. I am going to stay at junior welterweight for a while. I can make weight easily. I feel comfortable at this weight. Unless something presents itself I will stay at 140 until I am the champ.”