25-0 Santiago Dominguez & 22-1 Jose Eduardo Nunez
Recorded Knockout Victories In Mexico
The second of back-to-back RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®
shows was held last night at Auditorio Benito Juarez at Los
Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS 52, presented by Roy Jones Jr.
(RJJ) Boxing Promotions, in association with De La O
Promotions, Kochul Pro and World Cup Boxing Series, was
streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the
world’s leading digital subscription service for combat
Undefeated Mexican welterweight Santiago “Somer” Dominguez
(25-0, 19 KOs) returned to the ring after a 10-month idle
stretch, but the heavy-handed prospect made up for lost
time, stopping Jesus “Chino” Antonio Rubio (13-5-1, 7 KOs)
midway through the fifth round of the main event, when Rubio
suddenly turned his back to the action to halt their fight.
Dominguez, a former NABF Welterweight Champion, was out of
the ring for personal reasons. His long-awaited return
resulted in him capturing another title belt, the vacant
World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino welterweight championship.
Rubio was coming off an unsuccessful challenge for the
vacant WBA Interim World Super Lightweight Championship, in
which he lost a 12-round decision to Alberto Puello (18-0)
Prior to that fight, Rubio won an 8-round decision over 21-3
Former WBC Youth Silver Featherweight Champion Jose “El
Sugar” Eduardo Nunez (22-1, 22 KOs) won his 12th straight
fight in the co-featured event, knocking out Osvaldo
“Catotas” Maldonado (10-2, 5 KOs) in the ninth round. Nunez,
who is a perfect 22 knockouts in 22 pro victories, was one
of the best kept secrets in boxing, but the added exposure
he received from fighting on UFC FIGHT PASS platform will
undoubtedly make him much better known, particularly in the
United States. with 21 knockouts in 21 victories, however,
Featherweight Nazrio Castro (6-3, 3 Kos) took a 6-round
decision from Enrique Mejia Morales (3-2), while super
welterweight Valerie Bustamante won a 4-round decision
versus Milagros Gabriela Diaz in a fight between
pro-debuting Mexican women.