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Hard Hitting Promotions held a professional boxing card last Saturday at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. The eight round main event featured cruiserweights from the television show “The Contender.” Danny Santiago (32-6-1, 19 KOs) overpowered Miguel Hernandez (20-12, 10 KOs) throughout the rounds and was very aggressive working the ring to his advantage. In the end Santiago won by unanimous decision with all three judges scoring it 80-72.
At the end of the bout, Santiago called his girlfriend into the ring and proposed to her in front of the packed house. And her answer? “Yes!”
Alfredo “ Salsero” Escalera Jr. vs. Willie Chisolm. Escalera returned to the ring after a long three year layoff. Escalera went to war with Chisolm. The fight was back and forward. In the end Escalera was the winner by UD. All 3 judges scored it 39-37.
Miguel Cruz vs. Joel Vargas. Winner Cruz by UD. All 3 judges scored it 59-54.
Robert Burwell vs. Howard Reece. Winner Burwell by UD. Judges scored it 38-37; 40-35 and 40-35.
Hector Marengo vs. Nestor Moran. Winner Moran by KO 2nd round. Ref called a halt to the bout 1 minute, 39 seconds.
Jamel Burnside vs. Moctavious Cox. Winner Burnside by TKO. Ref called a halt to the bout in Round 4, 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
Samuel Rodriguez vs. James Alexander. Winner Rodriguez by 2nd round TKO at 1 minute, 3 seconds.
Jose Ortiz vs. Aaron Steadman. Winner Steadman by TKO, round 4, 1 minute, 5 seconds.
Hard Hitting Promotions is a newly formed promotional company.