ALEXIS "Beaver" SANTIAGO
21 (8 KO) - 6 - 1
Alexis Santiago was born on September 26th, 1990 in Phoenix, AZ. There is no question that fighting has always been second nature to Santiago. Before he was knocking down opponents in the ring, fighting in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. At the age of 16 Santiago was introduced to boxing when began training with Rudy Mata at Mata’s Boxing Gym in Phoenix. The sport quickly took a hold of Santiago’s life and he hasn’t let go since. At that point he had one goal in mind: to become a world champion.
Santiago went on to participate in 130 amateur fights in the U.S. and Mexico. He made his pro debut on October 2009 against Aaron Fernandez inside the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Santiago picked up the first win of his career by unanimous decision. In 2012, Santiago and his older brother left their hometown and decided to move to Las Vegas, NV.
On September 21st, 2013, Santiago returned to his hometown to win the vacant WBC United States bantamweight title after defeating Alex Rangel by way of TKO. In March of 2015, Santiago went on to win the WBO NABO bantamweight title when he defeated Antonio Tostado Garcia at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona. His victory ranked him 6th in the world by the World Boxing Organization.