WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (24-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alfredo Santiago (12-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Haney dropped Santiago in the fifth round and won all 12 rounds on each of the three judges’ scorecards.
Karen Holderfield, Alejandro Rochin and Zachary Young all scored the fight for Haney by the same margin, 120-107. Haney retained the WBC lightweight title and dealt the Dominican Republic’s Santiago his first professional defeat.
“I felt like I did an all right performance,” Haney told DAZN following his win. “I could’ve done better, but in one of the rounds I dislocated my right shoulder, so my shoulder was bad the whole fight. But I went in there, I showed I was a true champion, I got the win, I won on every scorecard. So, I’m happy.”
Las Vegas’ Haney made his first defense of the WBC lightweight title. It was Haney’s second fight in less than two months.