Upset: Santibañes shocks “Gucci Manny”

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Photo: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions

B-side bantamweight Walter Santibañes (12-2, 2 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten local favorite “Gucci Manny” Flores (15-1, 11 KOs) on Thursday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Santibañes outworked Flores all night with rapid-fire combinations and pulled away to a one-sided ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91.

In the co-feature, 40-year-old three-division former women’s world champion Jelena Mrdjenovich (42-12-4, 19 KOs) edged Calista Silgado (21-17-4, 16 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 95-95, 97-93, 96-94. Fans booed the majority decision.

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  • Is no one else going to state the obvious??? Fine! I’ll do it:
    “Maybe if he gotta better nickname, he could fight better”.

    • Agree it makes him look stupid and fake.. He is a fighter not a rapper lol !

  • Thank you Lucie! I’ll second that.

    POS nickname. Worst I’ve heard. Get steppin’

  • I said it before when I first heard it. Pathetic nickname. He deserved to lose just for that. Shame he didn’t get knocked out like how Sergio Martinez knocked out Paul Williams.

  • “Gucci Manny” is obviously catchy and the main reason you guys know who this bantamweight fighter is. The nickname works and has done its job. And gave you guys something to grab on to whenever he should fall. A Conversation Piece.
    Let’s see how he comes back.
    Its Boxing, back to the drawing board for Flores.

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