A rematch between WBO featherweight titleholder Steven Luevano and Mario Santiago is possible, according to BoxingScene.com's Mark Vester, who says that Santiago has petitioned the WBO for an immediate rematch after the two fought to a heated draw on Saturday night.
According to Santiago, he was told by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum that he was deserving of a rematch, and Luevano says that he'd be happy to give Santiago (19-1-1, 14 KO) that rematch if the WBO orders it.
Why not? The style matchup worked very well and the fight was quite good, stealing the show on the pay-per-view and helping to make the show worth what the viewing audience paid for it. Luevano (35-1-1, 15 KO) was more aggressive than usual, but next time out, Santiago says, they're going to be more tactical and try to knock Luevano out. Santiago certainly had the titlist reeling on more than one occasion, only for Luevano to hang on.
It would be a fine undercard addition to a PPV or a major HBO/Showtime card, or would be a great headliner on Boxing After Dark or Shobox.