Luis Santana
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Luis Santana
Luis Santana
Statistics
El Cucuso
Height5 ft 9 in (2 m)
NationalityDominican
Born (1958-11-19) November 19, 1958 (age 61)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Boxing record
Total fights61
Wins42
Wins by KO31
Losses17
Draws2

Luis Santana (born November 19, 1958 in La Romana, Dominican Republic), is a retired professional boxer who fought in the super welterweight (154lb) division. He was the World Boxing Council's world Super Welterweight champion.

Career

Santana turned pro in 1981 and challenged Simon Brown for the IBF Welterweight Title in 1989, but lost a unanimous decision.

In 1994 he got another title shot against WBC Light Middleweight Title holder Terry Norris and won the title when Norris was disqualified in the 5th round for downing Santana with an illegal blow to the back of the head or rabbit punch.[1] After a lengthy delay, the ringside doctor ruled Santana unable to continue. In 1995 they fought a rematch, and again Norris was disqualified for hitting Santana after the bell to end Round 3 had sounded. Later that year they again rematched, and Norris dominated the fight, winning by 2nd round TKO.[2] Santana fought three more times and retired in 1999.[1]

Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Maurice Blocker
NABF Welterweight Champion
November 7, 1986 - March 5, 1987
Succeeded by
Tommy Ayers
Vacant
Title last held by
Tommy Ayers
NABF Welterweight Champion
January 8, 1988 - January 30, 1989
Succeeded by
Derrick Kelly
Preceded by
Terry Norris
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
12 November 1994 - 19 August 1995
Succeeded by
Terry Norris

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Nina Gomez, Carlos (2004-11-23). ""Cucuso" Santana, un campeón con suerte" (in Spanish). Hoy. Retrieved .
  2. ^ ""Terrible" Terry Norris: RSR Talks with the Former Three-Time Light Middleweight World Champion". Ringside Report. 2010-05-07. Retrieved .

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