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A Broken Jaw Is Not Enough To Stop This Fighter’s Comeback, Wilkins Santiago

by Niall Doran


Wilkins Santiago ‘The Hispanic Hurricane’ looks to be back in action soon after suffering a broken jaw recently.

In what had to be one of the biggest displays of courage in boxing all year, Santiago looks to pick up the pieces literally, as his jaw was smashed in three places in a freak accident in his last fight.

Santiago who suffered defeat for the first time in his last bout was quoted as saying:

“I am coming back to show people what I am made up of. Champions do not quit they persevere, champions are measured how they bounce back in defeat. I will not make no excuses, I got hit with a clean shot and could not finish my fight in normal fashion.”

He added:


“My mind was there but my body never recovered in that fight. This is boxing, when punches are being thrown anything can happen – that’s why its called the hurt game. I give respect to my opponent Acuna, he came to fight that night. So did I. I came up one point short on the score cards. I am tougher then my luck. I do not want no one to feel sorry for me.”

On June 11th Santiago looks to return back to championship form. Santiago, who by far is one of the most popular fighters in the region at the moment.

The event will be promoted by Ernie Bizzarro from Bizzarro promotions. a promoter with deep boxing ties in the Ohio and Pennsylvania Area in the US.

Ernie’s uncles fought the likes of Roberto Duran and Flash Elorde. This is not Bizzarro’s first time around the block either, team Santiago said working for Ernie was pretty easy:

Santiago will be headlining the Presque Isle Casino and Downs in Erie Pa and a main event for the tenth time in 16 fights.

Santiago who plans to fight for a regional belt soon, looks to be in action again immediately after his next bout.

Santiago wanted to thank his strong support team and all his ‘Wilkimaniacs’ that travel everywhere to see him, no matter where and no matter against who.

His redemption story continues.

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