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.
Leo Santa Cruz defeated Cristian Mijares by a unanimous decision to retain his WBC junior featherweight title on the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card Saturday in Las Vegas.
Leo Santa Cruz is shy young man from a humble background but he wants to one day headline the big events. The WBC 122-pound titleholder will get closer to that goal if he beats savvy vet Cristian Mijares tonight on the Canelo-Angulo undercard.
Photos from the scales the day before ‘Toe to Toe’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and others weigh in.
Canelo Alvarez said the time for talking is over at the final press conference for his Saturday showdown with Alfredo Angulo. The Mexican star says he’s ready for Angulo and hopes to give fans an entertaining fight.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale sat down with Leo Santa Cruz at the WBC 122-pound beltholder’s camp in La Puente, Calif., to talk about the young fighter’s March 8 title defense against Cristian Mijares, choosing his father to train him, and a future showdown with Abner Mares.
Canelo Alvarez discussed his upcoming showdown against Alfredo Angulo, his performance against Floyd Mayweather and Erislandy Lara’s taunts during an exclusive interview with RingTV.com on Saturday.
Lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa on his March 8 bout: “If the knockout doesn’t come, and if I happen to hurt my hands again, then I’m mentally strong and I can adjust, and I know that I can go 12 rounds and win this fight.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that the four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card to be headlined by former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo will be broadcast live to select theaters nationwide on March 8.
Undefeated junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton will face former two-division titleholder Hugo Cazares on April 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as he closes in on his first title shot. The bout is an eliminator for the WBC title held by Leo Santa Cruz.