Payano-Santiago vs. Bey-Peterson

By Caryn A. Tate on August 8, 2017
Payano-Santiago vs. Bey-Peterson
Payano vs. Santiago will replace the already announced Mickey Bey vs. Anthony Peterson.

On Tuesday, August 22, Juan Carlos Payano and Alexis Santiago will square off on PBC’s TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS…

On Tuesday, August 22, former champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) and Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs) will square off on Premier Boxing Champions’ ITALICTOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS broadcast on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. The headlining bout will be 10 rounds in the bantamweight division.

Payano vs. Santiago will replace the previously announced bout, Mickey Bey vs. Anthony Peterson, which was cancelled due to Bey being injured in training.

“I am excited to be back in the ring and on the way back to the top,” said Payano. “I don’t plan to allow anything to derail me from being champion again. I’m ready to put on a great performance and get the big fights that I want. I’m looking forward to once again reigning supreme in this division. I’m never in a boring fight so you won’t want to miss it on August 22!”

“I’ve been staying steady with training camp and everything has been really smooth,” said Santiago. “After my last fight I took a few months off to let my body heal and I feel much better going into this fight. My opponent is tough and aggressive. He’s a former world champion but I feel that I have what it takes to win. This fight is happening during the biggest fight week in boxing and I couldn’t be happier. I’m just staying focused on doing what I have to do to get in the ring and get that win.”

Coverage on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT as part of the lead-up of events the week of Mayweather vs. McGregor.

Also featured on the card will be lightweights Jamel Herring (16-1, 9 KOs) and Ladarius Miller (13-1, 4 KOs), who will face each other in a 10-round bout.

“I was so excited when I got the news that I got this opportunity,” said Herring. “This is a huge stage for me to be on and it is an honor. I’ve been training alongside some great guys in camp to make sure I am in top shape and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m familiar with Ladarius from when I trained in the Mayweather Boxing Club a couple years ago. I don’t underestimate him, but I’ve been in the ring with tough vets and I think I’ve got what it takes.”

“I think a lot of people have doubted me in the past, but lately I feel like I am finally getting the recognition I knew I deserved,” said Miller. “My team has been great in encouraging me to stay consistent. I had to make a lot of changes to help me evolve as a fighter physically and mentally. I feel mentally locked in right now and my last few fights have showed my hungry wont-back-down side and on August 22 the fans just better be ready to see ‘Memphis.’ I’ve seen my opponents resume and all I can say is, this is going to be a good ol’ brawl.”

Tickets for the live event are priced at $125, $100, $75, and $50, and go on sale August 9. They are available via www.samstownlv.com/entertain.

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