Review: 2014-03-08, good finish but the rest of the fight was not so exciting: Leo Santa Cruz vs Cristian Mijares gets two stars. The undefeated Leo Santa Cruz entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 26-0-1 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super bantamweight in the world, last year he moved up in weight class to the super bantamweight division after having successfully defended three times the IBF bantamweight title; now he is the current WBC super bantamweight champion.
His opponent, Cristian Mijares, has an official record of 49-7-2 (24 knockouts) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class (currently the #1 in this division is Guillermo Rigondeaux). Mijares had already tried to win the Wbc super-Bw title last year but he lost to Victor Terrazas via split decision (=Terrazas vs Mijares) but then Terrazas faced Santa Cruz and lost the belt via ko (=Terrazas vs Santa Cruz). Santa Cruz vs Mijares is valid for the WBC super bantamweight title (Santa Cruz’s second defense) and it is on the undercard of Saul Alvarez vs Alfredo Angulo. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: WBC super bantamweight title
Santa Cruz’s previous fight: Leo Santa Cruz vs Cesar Seda
Mijares’ previous fight: Cristian Mijares vs Jovanny Soto
Mijares’ next fight: Cristian Mijares vs Sebastian Daniel Rodriguez
Santa Cruz’s next fight: Leo Santa Cruz vs Manuel Roman
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