SANTILLAN VIES FOR OPBF CROWN DEC. 6
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Fri, 29 Aug 2008
A grudge rematch takes place when Rev "Gentle Giant" Santillan goes up against tormentor Motoki Sasaki on December 6 at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for the OPBF welter crown.
Santillan (25-4-1, 18 KO's) had lost to Sasaki early this year via sixth-round technical knockout, but has vowed to bring back the belt to the country.
Sasaki (30-7-1, 19 KO's), a native of Tokyo, is coming off a a unanimous decision win over Indonesia's Darsim Nanggala in June.
Santillan, born and raise in Iloilo City, is known for his ability to bounce back in rematches, which makes him a dangerous foe for Sasaki going into their second meeting.
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