The Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, will play host to a Golden Boy Promotions card this Saturday night live on DAZN. Welterweight contender Alexis Rocha (23-1, 15 KOs), who is knocking on the door of a title opportunity, will face the undefeated Giovani Santillan (31-0, 16 KOs) in a 12-round bout.
Rocha doesn’t have to take this fight as he is currently ranked number one with the WBO and is in line for a title shot as soon as the Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. II fight gets sorted out. He’s been burned with waiting around before as he appeared to be lined up to face Crawford before the Spence Jr. fight was signed. Rocha knows that activity matters, and he wants to stay sharp by continuing to take on these challenges like this one on Saturday night against an undefeated fighter. Will it be the wrong decision to take on this fight, or will Rocha further solidify his contender status?
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Santillan has fought mostly against club-level fighters, and this will be the biggest name on his BoxRec page. The 31-year-old from San Diego, CA, feels ready for the biggest challenges and will look to leapfrog up the rankings with a victory over Rocha. Can Santillan defeat Rocha and make him the fighter to face next year?
ALEXIS ROCHA VS. GIOVANI SANTILLAN BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Alexis Rocha is the favorite at -600, and Giovani Santillan is the underdog at +400.
ALEXIS ROCHA VS. GIOVANI SANTILLAN FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, October 21
- Time: 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS ALEXIS ROCHA VS. GIOVANI SANTILLAN?
- U.S.: DAZN
- UK: DAZN
ALEXIS ROCHA VS. GIOVANI SANTILLAN FIGHT CARD
- Alexis Rocha vs. Giovani Santillan, 12 rounds, for Rocha's NABO welterweight championship
- John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs. Ronal Batista, 12 rounds, WBA junior bantamweight eliminator
- Joseph Diaz vs. Richard Medina, 10 rounds, lightweights
- Arely Mucino vs. Gabriela Fundora, 10 rounds, for Mucino’s IBF women’s flyweight title
- Ricardo Sandoval vs. Victor Sandoval, 10 rounds, flyweights
- David Stevens vs. Joeshon James, 8 rounds, super middleweights
- Iyana Verduzco vs. Clarice Morales, 4 rounds, female featherweights
- Fabian Guzman vs. Rueben Johnson, 4 rounds, junior middleweights