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23 MAY 2018

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Fontanez, Santos Both Score KOs

Puerto Rican prospects look equally impressive on Telefutura card


By: Mike Sloan: Coliseo Rafael G Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico was rocking Saturday night when two native fighters were impressive with sensational knockouts. Both Jeffrey Fontanez and Braulio Santos destroyed their opponents, sending a wave of exultation throughout the arena.


Fontanez ended John Nater’s night in the fourth round with a crippling left hook to the body. Nater fought bravely from the opening bell but it was obvious that he was in way over his head against “Baby Dynamite.” After landing several clean shots to the head and body, the Caguas lightweight delivered the finishing blow, dropping Nater to his knees. He never beat the count.


The knockout allowed Fontanez to remain unbeaten as a pro; he now stands at 9-0 with 8 knockouts. Nater, from Bayamon, dropped to 11-4 with 8 KOs.


In the co-feature, Santos was equally as impressive when he destroyed grizzled veteran John A. Molina within two rounds. Santos worked quickly and it was clear right from the start that Molina was going to have difficulty with the younger Santos’ speed and power. Finally, Santos rocked Molina and took him out with a furious assault, ending the fight just 1:05 into the second frame.


Santos, from Carolina, Puerto Rico, improved to 8-0 with 7 KOs and is one of the brightest young prospects in the featherweight division. Molina, from Colombia, dipped to 32-21-3 with 20 KOs.


In other action, Roberto Acevedo won a six round unanimous decision over Gabriel Diaz; Jose Santiago stopped Jesus Gonzalez in the second round; Jonathan Kuilan iced Victor Montes in the first; Miguel Rafael Tapia won a four round unanimous decision over Jose Ruiz; Jose Lopez knocked out Pedro Agosto in the opening stanza; Daquan Arnett was given a unanimous nod over Dashon Johnson; Fauris Capellan bombed Irvin Hernandez out in the first; Alberto Mercado won a unanimous decision over Christopher Rivera; and Josue Declet beat Felix Perez by unanimous decision.



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