Leo Santa Cruz stopped Manuel Roman with a single straight right to the jaw 55 seconds into the second round to retain his WBC junior featherweight fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard on Saturday in Las Vegas.
RingTV.com caught up with Leo Santa Cruz ahead of the WBC 122-pound beltholder’s title defense against Manuel Roman on the undercard of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch. Santa Cruz shared his thoughts on Roman, the hot junior featherweight division and his future plans.
The limos rolled up on Tuesday at the MGM Grand to deliver Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana for their second go-around in Las Vegas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Marcos Maidana may not be Mexican but some of his most famous supporters are. And they offered their opinions on “Chino” in the build-up to “Mayhem.”
Marcos Maidana gave his thoughts on his upcoming rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the recent media day at trainer Robert Garcia’s gym in Oxnard, Calif., which also included undercard fighters WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz, John Molina and IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez.
As he now holds a piece of the junior featherweight crown, WBC titlist Leo Santa Cruz believes he’s a wanted man and will attempt to fend off the challenge of Manuel Roman on September 13.
Leo Santa Cruz expects to be under “big, big pressure” and to “look spectacular” when he defends his WBC junior featherweight belt against Manuel Roman on the Sept. 13 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and former 154-pound contender Alfredo Angulo spoke to the media about their upcoming bouts on the pay-per-view undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, and what might be next. Santa Cruz says he’s aiming for RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
With the recent marketing shift that Mayweather Promotions has taken in touting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s September 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana, the undercard sees a Latino-heavy roster of fights.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. officially announced the four pay-per-view undercard bouts for his Sept. 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana on his Twitter account on Thursday. Leo Santa Cruz-Manuel Roman, Miguel Vazquez-Mickey Bey, Alfredo Angulo-James De La Rosa, and John Molina Jr.-Humberto Soto.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Showtime’s newest “All Access” series: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II
In response to junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux’s challenge, WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz says he’s ready to face the supremely skilled Cuban. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya agrees, saying Santa Cruz would run Rigondeaux out of the ring.
Pics of everyone on stage at the MGM Grand for the last time before Saturday’s card: Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, Abner Mares, Juan Manuel Lopez … and Paulie Malignaggi on a beer bottle?
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin soaked in the “fight night” atmosphere at StubHub Center on Saturday. Verdin spoke to (in order) Adrien Broner, Josesito Lopez, Mario Lopez, Shawn Porter, Gennady Golovkin, Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Robert Guerrero, Oscar De La Hoya and Jesus Soto Karass.
British junior featherweight Scott Quigg is calling out WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz. Quigg’s UK rival Carl Frampton was Santa Cruz’s No. 1 challenger but Frampton will face IBF titleholder Kiko Martinez on Sept. 6. Quigg told RingTV.com: “This is the one I’ve always wanted and I’m 100 percent convinced that I’ll beat him.”
Belfast-based junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton faces former two-division champ Hugo Fidel Cazares from Mexico on home his turf today. If the 27-year-old Northern Irishman wins he will face WBC 122-pound beltholder Leo Santa Cruz.