Butler & Santiago move on

(DEC 14) At the Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, in Hallandale, Florida, Berry Butler and Sam Reese traded knockdowns in a wild opening two rounds before Butler emerged the winner by unanimous decision in the first round of the IBA America's Light heavyweight Championship.  Butler found himself on the deck in the opening round but turned the the tables on Reese with two knockdowns in round two.   Butler won on all cards at 78-70 - 78-71 and 77-72.

In bout number '2' Danny Santiago earned the right to meet Butler in the finals, schedled to take place early next year, by virtue of his eight round
win over Marlon Hayes.  Santiago won by scores of 78-73 - 77-74 and 77-72.

Promoter:  Uppercut Promotions