Milton takes the win, live on Fox Sports 1!

“Unbeaten super lightweight Milton Santiago outpointed veteran Alvaro Ortiz over six by scores of 60-54 on all cards.”

Congratulations on another exciting win Milton!

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“Milton Santiago is No Longer a Secret” says CBS Philadelphia

Congratulations Milton! Yet another win at the Valley Forge Casino. Check out CBS Philly’s write up of Santiago’s latest win!

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By Joseph Santoliquito

Photo by: Chris Toney

PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — Milt Santiago would walk around William Tennent High School the last two years and there were more than a few times when someone asked where the bruises and cuts on his face came from.

Teachers would approach and query, “What happened?” Then, Santiago would explain—he’s a professional boxer. Even more impressive is Santiago is 11-0, with 3 knockouts, and he started his pro career when he was a junior in high school. The 18-year old’s boxing arc received a nice jolt Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino when he survived a flash second-round knockdown—the first of his career—and came back to easily win a six-round decision over Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Castro (4-5, 2 KOs). Santiago was the best fighter on the nine-fight card.

He showed great poise, ring generalship, and a boxing acumen well beyond his years. That comes from having over 200 amateur fights. He has a bright future ahead—and with it he could be the next generation of elite fighters to come from Philadelphia, joining future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins and 140-pound champ Danny Garcia.

“This is my 11th pro fight and you figure I would learn something after getting knocked down the first time, and I mean ever, not even as an amateur,” Santiago said. “I don’t think I even got knocked down. I thought I slipped. But I didn’t panic. I knew what I did wrong and I corrected it and finished off the last four rounds. I know where I am. I’m only 18 and I have a lot of years ahead of me. I know I can improve—I want to get better.”

Read the full article at:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/21/milton-santiago-is-no-longer-a-secret/

2014 Rookie of the Year: Milton Santiago

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Winner of the Brisco Award’s 2014 Rookie of the Year goes to Milton Santiago! Congratulations Milton!

“2014 was an excellent year for Philly-area rookies. Kyrone Davis (Wilmington) and Avery Sparrow (Philadelphia) both shined in their first ring season, but Philly’s Milton Santiago took the award as the “Rookie of the Year” for the excellent 8-0, 3 KOs, stretch that launched his career. Santiago turned pro in February 2014, at the tender age of 17 and never looked back. He stayed busy fighting seven more times. “El Santo” did not only faced typical rookie-level competition, he also stretched against a few tough veterans (Travis Thompson, Josh Beeman and William Lorenzo) with losing records but tough reputations. Santiago passed every test that came his way and promised bigger and better things in the future.”

Story by John DiSanto

Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr

Full article below http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com/fight_stories/stories/2015/20150504_briscoe_winners_01.htm

Victory in Valley Forge

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A recap of Milton’s latest fight by Fightnews.com

Santiago pummels Velez

Highly touted junior welterweight Milton “El Santo” Santiago (10-0, 3KO’s) up his win total to double digits with a one sided unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Ray Velez (3-7-1, 1KO).

Santiago was in control of this one throughout as he effectively stepped in and out of the pocket mixing in quick and heavy combinations to win a convincing six round unanimous decision victory.

It looked like it might be an early night as Santiago hurt him with a right hand and then followed in up with a mixed four punch combination to both the head and body. Santiago stepped back but again backed him to the corner with three good left hands. Velez was game though and pushed forward but Santiago’s defense was superb and he avoided many of the counter lobs.

Santiago wobbled him again early in the second with a left hook on the button and followed with two good body shots and an uppercut. Velez clinched and boxed defensively.

Velez seemed to gain a bit of confidence in the third as he was finally letting his hands go. Santiago would not back down though, but took his time stepping in and out of the pocket with the heavier blows but Velez kept taking them and talking back. Santiago kept digging the body and ending the combinations with a sharp shot up top. In the closing ten seconds of the third. Santiago had Velez’s leg buckling with a right hand left hook combo.

The work put in by Santiago had the face of Velez puffed up entering the fourth round. Velez made and effort to force the action early in the fourth but Santiago weathered it and pushed forward. Santiago hurt him in the middle of the round with a right hand left hook. This time Velez backed to the ropes. Santiago went in for the kill. Velez tried to fight back. Santiago hurt him again moments later and knocked out his mouthpiece, which allowed him to get the time to finish the round.

Santiago realized that Velez won’t back and boxed his way throughout the fifth and sixth and final round. Velez was again game but just couldn’t do anything to deter the rising eight year old future star.

All three judges saw it the same way 60-54 x3 in favor of Milton Santiago by scores of 40-34 across the board for the sixth round unanimous decision victory.”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Jeff Julian

Read the full story at: http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/darnell-boone-does-it-again-stops-benson-287528

April 18th – Milton Santiago back in action!

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Upcoming fight! April 18th, Milton “El Santo” Santiago is looking to add another win to his undefeated record!

Milton Santiago nominated for 2014’s Rookie of the Year!

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Calling all Battlestrong Fans! Coming off his recent win in Pittsburgh, Milton Santiago is nominated as the Briscoe Award’s Rookie of the Year for 2014! Show your support and cast your vote for Milton at:

 http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com/briscoe/vote_2014.htm