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Luevano retains crown with split draw; DQ costs Soto

Updated: June 29, 2008, 4:37 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- In his first two featherweight title defenses, Steven Luevano won lopsided decisions against Antonio Davis and Terdsak Jandaeng. But in his third defense on Saturday night's David Diaz-Manny Pacquiao undercard at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Luevano had his hands full with Mario Santiago.

In a back-and-forth fight, however, Luevano retained his 126-pound belt via split draw.

Judge Harry Davis scored it 117-111 for Luevano, Duane Ford had it 115-113 for Santiago and Dave ...

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