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Santig first staged his event this year in January 10 in Thailand featuring Jomar Fajardo ( 17W- 18L- 2D, 8KOs) of Iloilo, who beat Narin Tuekpho of Thailand by a 2nd round technical knockout. The 44-year-old then staged a 4 - championship event with 15 bouts together with Liu Gang of Max Power Promotions and Darwin Miller Depay of DMAD Boxing Promotion at the Manila Arena featuring Eric Pen ( 6W- 0L- D0, 6KOs) of Cambodia, who retired Alexander Bajawa of Indonesia in the 2nd round to win the WBA Asia heavyweight title. Dinh Hoang Truong of Vietnam knockout Yuttana Wongda of Thailand in the 2nd round to win the WBC Asia super middleweight title. Mark Sales ( 24W43L-5D, 8KOs) of Gen. Santos City scored a unanimous decision over Prabhjot Singh of Bulacan to win the Asian Boxing Federation middleweight title. Hee Jung Yuh (24W3L- 0D, 13KOs) of South Korea stopped Kanyanat Chotchun of Thailand in the 6th round to win the WBC International female super flyweight title. The third boxing event was held at Suamlum Night Bazaar in Ratchadaphisek, Bangkok co – promoted by Liu Gang featuring Fajardo again against Wulan Tuolehazi of China last March 8. Wulan TKO’d Fajardo in the 6th round. On March 13, Santig and Liu co-promoted again this time at Highland Boxing Udom Suksa School at Bangkok. Santig also worked as a matchmaker of promoter Amir Khan for Oct. 3 featuring Usman Wazeer of Pakistan against Boido Simanjuntak of Indonesia for the vacant Asian Boxing Federation Welter Title. Wazeer TKO’d Simanjuntak in the 5th round. Santig then went back to Manila to set another promotion but was hit by the pandemic. Other promoters who staged a promotion this year were Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr. of Paranaque, Juan Monis of La Union, Joel Ostria of Rizal, May Flor Tio and Jossel Wild of Cebu, Clarissa Jimenez and Arnold Palafox of Iligan, Charlemagne Marban of Cagayan de Oro and Depay of Benguet.