Title Belt Collector Santiago Dominguez Plans To Add NABF
Welterweight Strap This Saturday
Undefeated, world-rated Mexican welterweight Santiago "Somer"
Dominguez (22-0, 17 KOs) will be back in action this
Saturday (Sept. 26) in Mexico, when he pursues yet another
title belt, the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF),
to add to his growing collection.
The 28-year-old Dominguez, fighting out of Obregon, Sonora,
Mexico, is the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) FECARBOX
and USNBC (United States) 147-pound champion. Saturday night
he headlines a De La O Promotions card in Cocorit, Sonora,
Mexico. Ranked No. 14 in the WBC and No. 1 in the NABF, the
fierce knockout artist faces fellow countryman Jose Rosario
Cazarez (19-5-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the
vacant NABF crown. Blair Cobbs reportedly relinquished his
NABF championship rather than fight his mandatory defense
versus rising star Dominguez.
"I was surprised and humbled when I found out I was fighting
for the vacated NABF belt," Dominguez commented. "I will not
disappoint in this fight; my coaches have me ready."
"We believe Santiago Dominguez will be a world champion,"
said his promoter, RJJ Boxing CEO and co-founder Keith
Veltre. "He's the highest ranked Mexican welterweight in the
world and more than ready to move up to the next level. This
will be his next step towards becoming the future of the
welterweight division. We appreciate the chance for Santiago
to fight for the NABF championship"
Cazarez, who is unbeaten in his last seven fights (6-0-1),
has been stopped only once, four years ago. Santiago will
certainly test his chin.
Dominguez' head trainer, Alfredo "Pollo " Ozuna, was Saul
"Canelo" Alvarez' original coach. " Dominquez is focused and
sharp this camp," Ozuna noted. "Santiago will display better
footwork and an offense featuring speed, volume and crushing
power. His opponent will meet the canvas and Santiago will
be wearing the NABF title belt home."
"Our team is very appreciative for the opportunity awarded
us from Mr. Duane Ford and the NABF," Santiago's manager
Terry Hollan added. "It is certainly an honor!"