Unbeaten Argentinian Diego Ricardo Santillan (23-0, 15) will be facing his biggest test next week when he takes on WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16). Despite the huge step up in class the Argentinian does seem to be very confident and seems to have no fear of the much vaunted power of the defending champion.
Earlier today, whilst talking to the press after a public training session, Santillan indicated that he only knew of one “hand of god” and it wasn't the devastating straight left hand of Yamanaka, referred as “God's Left”. Instead Santillan said that the one "hand of god" that he's aware of and that is the "hand of god" that Diego Maradonna used against England in the 1986 soccer world cup.
Of course the “Hand of God” is one of the most famous incidents in sporting history and saw the controversial Argentinian legend score a goal by punching the ball into the goal. That goes down as one of the most memorable world cup moments and is an iconic part of Argentinian sport and it's fair to say that to many sports fans it's the only hand of god. Unfortunately for Santillan we suspect he's going to find out why Yamanaka's left hand has the name it has, after all it has stopped numerous opponents in the past and will likely continue to stop opponents in the future.
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(Video courtesy of ClassicEngland)
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