California, PA (September 14, 2015)–Tonight night, on the campus of California, PA, undefeated Super Lightweight, Milton “El Santo” Santiago (11-0, 3 KO’s) will take on Alvaro Ortiz (7-3-1, 5 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.
The bout will take place on a card headlined by undefeated Welterweight Sammy Vasquez taking on Jose Lopez, that will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Santiago of Philadelphia will be making his 4th start of 2015 and is prepared for this step up in competition.
Tuesday will also be Santiago’s 19th birthday.
“Everything is good. Everything has gone well and I am ready for Tuesday night,” said Santiago.
Santiago will be looking to celebrate his 19th birthday in style with a victory over the native of Ciudad, Mexico.
“I know he is a from Mexico and has a good record. He throws a lot of punches but I plan to give him a boxing lesson.”
Santiago is stepping up in competition and he feels that he is ready for the task.
“It is the right thing to do. I am 11-0 now so I have to fight these kinds of veterans.”
This is the first fight that Santiago has had since he graduated High School in June and he feels that to only be able to focus on boxing will make him a much better fighter.
“It has been a lot easier not having to go to school, study and do all the things that go along with with that. I have more time to train. I can give the proper time to all facets of my training and making adjustments and improvements like sitting down on my punches more.”
In his last bout, Santiago faced his first bit of adversity as he was put on the canvas for the first time in his bout against Jose Miguel Castro on June 20.
“I learned that I have to control myself and keep calm. I was able to shake that off and come back to win each round, one at a time.”
“I am still getting better and want to thank everyone like my trainer, Bozy Ennis, my dad, my managers Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods. I want to thank Al Haymon for this great opportunity.”
Said trainer, Derrick “Bozy” Ennis, “He is ready for this step up. I think right now he is certainly ready for 8-round fights or even 10 rounds. I am trying to get him to sit down on his punches and work on his defense. We know Ortiz is a bit taller, but we plan to work the body and head.”