Leo Santa Cruz
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- Born: August 10, 1988
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- Age: 35
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- Weight: 126 lb
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- Stance: Orthodox
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- Nationality: Mexico
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Boxing has been a sport that has captured the world's attention for centuries. It is a sport that requires discipline, hard work, and a lot of passion. Léo Santa Cruz is one of those boxers who has lived up to these expectations throughout his career. Born on August 10, 1988, in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico, Santa Cruz is a professional boxer who has been entertaining the world with his exceptional skillset for over a decade now.
Santa Cruz is a boxer with a highly commendable record. He has fought a total of 41 times till today, with 38 wins, two losses, and a draw. Out of his 38 victories, 19 were knockouts, and he has never lost via no-contest. With such an impressive record, it is no surprise that Santa Cruz has won five world titles at four weight classes. He has proven his worth time and time again and is known as one of the most highly skilled boxers of his era.
Starting his career as a professional boxer at the age of 18, Santa Cruz defeated Pedro Silva via 2nd round KO on October 13, 2006, marking the beginning of his journey to become one of the most renowned boxers in the world. It was only after 20 professional fights that he had his first world title fight at the age of 23 against Vusi Malinga for the bantamweight IBF (vacant) title. Cruz won the fight via a 12 round unanimous decision, becoming the bantamweight champion of the world in the process.
Throughout his career, one of the most exciting aspects of Santa Cruz's boxing style has been his knockout power. With an impressive record of 19 knockout victories, it is safe to say that Santa Cruz is no stranger to a good knockout. In title fights, he has won via a KO in 7 matches, making him one of the most intimidating opponents in the ring. However, he has also suffered one loss via KO in his professional career, proving that boxing is a sport where anything can happen.
Santa Cruz is also no stranger to the art of defending his titles. He has had 11 title defenses to date, making him a formidable opponent for anyone who challenges him. He has also won world titles at different weight classes, including the bantamweight, super-bantamweight, and featherweight titles, proving that he can excel at any weight class he competes in. It is these victories that have made Santa Cruz one of the most respected boxers in the world.
Of course, with all of his accomplishments, Santa Cruz has also faced his fair share of challenges. He has had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career so far, both in title bouts. The first loss came against Carl Frampton via 12 round majority decision on July 30, 2016. This was Santa Cruz's first defeat after 32 consecutive victories. The second loss came again in a title fight against Gervonta Davis via 6th round knockout on October 31, 2020. Although losing a title is never easy for a boxer, Santa Cruz has never backed down from a challenge and has always come back stronger in his next fight.
Throughout his career, Santa Cruz has also had some notable victories against some of the most formidable boxers in the world. These victories include wins over Carl Frampton, Manuel Roman, Kiko Martínez, Victor Terrazas, Eric Morel, Chris Avalos, and Abner Mares. These victories have cemented his position as one of the most outstanding boxers of his era and have showcased his exceptional skills to the world.
It is safe to say that Santa Cruz's career has been a successful one. He has fought some of the most challenging battles that the boxing world has to offer and has come out on top. However, his journey is not yet over. Santa Cruz's most recent fight was a non-title bout against American boxer Keenan Carbajal on February 5, 2022, where he won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. This victory marked his 38th win as a professional boxer, and he currently holds a one-fight winning streak.
Boxing enthusiasts can't wait to see what Santa Cruz has in store for them in the future. Whether it is another world title or a chance to avenge his previous losses, Santa Cruz has proven time and time again that he is a boxer that should never be underestimated.
Léo Santa Cruz Fight Record
|41||Feb 5, 2022||33||Keenan Carbajal||Win||UD|
|40||Oct 31, 2020||32||Gervonta Davis||Loss||KO6|
|39||Nov 23, 2019||31||Miguel Flores||Win||UD|
|38||Feb 16, 2019||30||Rafael Rivera||Win||UD|
|37||Jun 9, 2018||29||Abner Mares||Win||UD|
|36||Oct 14, 2017||29||Chris Avalos||Win||KO8|
|35||Jan 28, 2017||28||Carl Frampton||Win||MD|
|34||Jul 30, 2016||27||Carl Frampton||Loss||MD|
|33||Feb 27, 2016||27||Kiko Martínez||Win||TKO5|
|32||Aug 29, 2015||27||Abner Mares||Win||MD|
|31||May 2, 2015||26||Jose Cayetano||Win||UD|
|30||Jan 17, 2015||26||Jesus Ruiz||Win||TKO8|
|29||Sep 13, 2014||26||Manuel Roman||Win||KO2|
|28||Mar 8, 2014||25||Cristian Mijares||Win||UD|
|27||Dec 14, 2013||25||César Seda||Win||UD|
|26||Aug 24, 2013||25||Victor Terrazas||Win||TKO3|
|25||May 4, 2013||24||Alexander Muñoz||Win||TKO5|
|24||Dec 15, 2012||24||Alberto Guevara||Win||UD|
|23||Nov 10, 2012||24||Victor Zaleta||Win||TKO9|
|22||Sep 15, 2012||24||Eric Morel||Win||RTD5|
|21||Jun 2, 2012||23||Vusi Malinga||Win||UD|
|20||Jan 21, 2012||23||Alejandro Hernández||Win||RTD4|
|19||Nov 26, 2011||23||Jorge Romero||Win||TKO3|
|18||Jul 30, 2011||22||Everth Briceno||Win||TKO11|
|17||Jun 3, 2011||22||Jose Lopez||Win||KO5|
|16||Mar 26, 2011||22||Stephane Jamoye||Win||KO6|
|15||Oct 21, 2010||22||James Owens||Win||TKO1|
|14||Jun 3, 2010||21||Jose Angel Cota||Win||TKO3|
|13||Dec 17, 2009||21||Juan Jose Beltran||Win||TKO3|
|12||Nov 3, 2009||21||Julio Valadez||Win||KO1|
|11||Aug 22, 2009||21||Robert DaLuz||Win||UD|
|10||Jul 10, 2009||20||Jonathan Velardez||Win||UD|
|9||Mar 7, 2009||20||Jose Garcia Bernal||Win||UD|
|8||Sep 19, 2008||20||Adrian Aleman||Win||UD|
|7||Jul 25, 2008||19||Gino Escamilla||Win||UD|
|6||Mar 28, 2008||19||Daniel Quevedo||Win||UD|
|5||Jan 4, 2008||19||Jose Pacheco||Win||KO2|
|4||Nov 23, 2007||19||Elton Dharry||Win||UD|
|3||Oct 5, 2007||19||Joseph Rios||Win||UD|
|2||Jan 5, 2007||18||Rodrigo Hernandez||Draw||MD|
|1||Oct 13, 2006||18||Pedro Silva||Win||KO2|