Wacho Loves Cleveland

Walter “Wacho” Melchor Santibanes wins in Cleveland

at “A Night To Remember” in Westlake Ohio put on by Newhouse Boxing and Tim VanNewhouse on Dec 16 2022. 

Newhouse Boxing put together a card featuring 7 bouts in Westlake Ohio on December 16th.   Walter “Wacho” Santibanes would fight on the Newhouse card, taking the fight on seven days notice against Chaise Nelson a home town favorite at 19-1-1.  The odds were against Wacho, going into Ohio and fighting against a local favorite.  

A Night to Remember by Newhouse Boxing was held at the LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake Ohio.  The promoter for this event was none other than Tim VanNewhouse and the  matchmaker was Eric Bottjer.  

The evening went as follows, 

Amir Mason over Shauncy Perry by 1rst round KO at 1:22

Avious Griffin over Auguston Junco by round 1 KO at 45 seconds

Danny Rodenberger by UD over Jeremy Ramos

Abdullah Mason over Manuel Guzman by ref stoppage after round two.

Walter Santibanes over Chaise Nelson by MD

Roy Barringer over Michael Moore by KO at 1:20 of the 4th

Mark David Jr by UD over Diego Luque in the main event

Fight of the night was Walter Santibanes MD over Chaise Nelson.  Walter Santibanes had a 4% chance to beat Nelson in this bout as reported by Google.  All he needs is a chance.  A fair shake from the judges which included Hall of Fame Boxer Boom Boom Mancini and Wacho is good to go. The fight would go the full 8 rounds and eventually to the judges to decide the outcome.  Nelson jumped out to an early lead winning the first couple of rounds but would tire and slow his pace in the later rounds where Santibanes would continue to turn up the pressure and throw multiple combinations.  Any time Nelson would mount a come back or try and take the momentum, Santibanes was there to return fire and then some.  Excellent fight by both men.  

The judges would score the bout – Jamie Garayua 76-76, Brian Kennedy 73-79, and Ray Mancini 74-78, Majority Decision to Santibanes.

Walter “Wacho” Santibanes improved his record to 11-2 while Nelson would drop to 19-2-1.  

Referee for the bout was Clifford Pinkney.

Thank You Cleveland! 

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