2001-05-05 Joel Casamayor w pts 12 Edwin Santana, Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA - WBA

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2001-05-05 Joel Casamayor w pts 12 Edwin Santana, Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA - WBA. Referee: Armando Garcia. Scorecards: 120-107, 120-107, 119-108. Despite fighting well above himself the challenger was not in the same class as Casamayor (129). That became clear in the second when he struggled to survive, in what was a 10-8 round, being unceremoniously battered from pillar to post by solid southpaw blows. Although Santana (128) somehow got through by the third he had already decided that he would be better served speeding around the ring while firing off punches occasionally. Continuing in that fashion for the rest of the bout as Casamayor vainly tried to bring him down, Santana received warm applause at the final bell for a plucky display.