Felix Diaz vs Francisco Santana

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Felix Diaz vs Francisco Santana
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Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: 
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
147
Titles at Stake: 
No Title. First Leg of WBC Welterweight Tournament (Promoted by Evander Holyfield)
Referee: 
Kenny Bayless

Official Judging
Max DeLuca 94 - 96
Amy Evans 92 - 98
Kent Hendrickson 95 - 95

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Extra judges

Carlo Kellem - 92-98
Chris Tellez - 92-98




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Felix Diaz
                                                                    
9
10
9.25
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
Francisco Santana
                                                                    
10
9
9.75
9
10
10
9
10
10
9


Fan Cards: Felix Diaz vs Francisco Santana


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
FELIX DIAZ
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
94
FRANCISCO SANTANA
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
96


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
FELIX DIAZ
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
94
FRANCISCO SANTANA
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
96


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
FELIX DIAZ
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
94
FRANCISCO SANTANA
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
96


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
FELIX DIAZ
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
95
FRANCISCO SANTANA
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
95


Comments

Champion97's picture

Really good, competitive fight.

On his day, I think Diaz is a level above Santana, and beats him without problems, but what we saw in this fight, battling away the talent aspect, with desire, determination, fitness, and a talented fighter who has great skills, amateur and professional achievements, coming off a bit of a break, an extremely one sided loss, and coming to fight having not given himself enough time to prepare. Diaz struggled to make 147, that should not have been the case, he was heavy when he started training, I think conditioning was an issue for him, he didn't apply enough enthusiasm to the fight, didn't sustain attacks, needed to much rest time, and the reason why, probably, was him giving himself too short a training camp, really, if you start heavy, you should give yourself a minimum of 2 months, in a sport like this, you have to load up on fitness, and I don't think Diaz did that well as he could've and should've made sure to do, Joel Diaz should take some of the blame, with his aggressive motivational talk, you would expect him to drag a slacking fighter out of his house by his ear and make him run if he had to.

Santana should be very proud of himself, it was so easy to write him off in this fight, him winning did not look likely, it was a big ask, but he believed in himself, he had trained hard, he knew a lot about his opponent, and when he was in there, he was determined, he wanted it more, and he struck gold, potentially changed his career. I thought Santana started well, but I do think he over committed at times in the early rounds, exerted himself more than he needed to, and at times, Diaz's skills mattered a lot, but he was still able to continue to take the fight to Diaz, throw in combinations to the head and body, take full advantage everytime he had Diaz against the ropes, and ultimately, he did enough to win.

I wonder if like Viktor Postol, Julius Indongo, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Diaz might have been Crawforded. Certain fighters of the level of Crawford, Lomachenko, they not only physically damage strong opponents, but dismatle them, technically best them with such ease, take away their self belief, and discourage and demotivate them to the extent that they are never, ever nearly as good a fighter after the fight as they were before the fight. Diaz didn't look terrible in this fight, he was just not as motivated as he has been in the past, and he wasn't very well prepared, he didn't get beaten up, but he might retire now.