Jonathan Gonzalez retains title by decision against Rene Santiago

Jonathan Gonzalez defeats Rene Santiago to retain WBO light flyweight title on Serrano vs Meink card live from San Juan, Puerto Rico

World champion Jonathan Gonzalez successfully retained his title against Rene Santiago live from Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, March 2. The all-Puerto Rican championship clash was featured on the card topped by Amanda Serrano vs Nina Meinke.

The pair went head to head for 12 rounds. The scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111, all in favor of the champion.

With the victory by unanimous decision, Jonathan Gonzalez made the third successful defense of his WBO light flyweight belt. The 32-year-old southpaw of The Bronx, New York improved to 28-3-1, 14 KOs.

Rene Santiago, who entered the squared circle as the interim champion, dropped to 12-4, 9 KOs. The 31-year-old native of Humacao, Puerto Rico got his three-fight winning streak snapped.

Get Serrano vs Meinke full fight card results.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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