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Leo Santa Cruz opens the door to a potential blockbuster showdown with Carl Frampton

WBC super-bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz has opened the door to a potential blockbuster showdown with Irish sensation Carl Frampton. The Belfast banger takes on IBF champion Kiko Martinez this Saturday night in front of 16,000 local fans, as he hunts his first world title, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Should he prevail, the 27-year-old could set up a mammoth unification [...]

Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz, Miguel Vazquez And John Molina Oxnard Media Day Quotes

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his eagerly awaited rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV, world champions Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (WBC Super Bantamweight), Miguel “Títere” [...]

Santa Cruz feels pressure of fighting in co-feature on Mayweather-Maidana 2 card

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) feels like he’s got to put in an especially impressive performance next month when he defends his title against fringe level bantamweight contender Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) in the co-feature on the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana 2 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Cruz [...]

Santa Cruz: I want to prove I’m not afraid of Rigondeaux

WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) is talking about wanting to fight WBA/WBO 122 pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) in the near future in a unification match. Rigondeaux has been taunting Santa Cruz and giving him grief on twitter by saying that he's terrified about wanting to get in the ring and face him. Santana says he wants to show Rigondeaux how [...]

Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″

LOS ANGELES -- (Aug. 18, 2014) - Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his highly anticipated rematch with Floyd "Money" Mayweather in the main event of "MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2" on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV®, met with media members in Carson, Calif., last Saturday at StubHub Center and took part in an interview on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP [...]

Frampton not interested in Rigondeaux fight, prefers Santa Cruz

Following Carl Frampton’s 2nd round TKO win over Hugo Cazares (40-8-2, 27 KO’s) last Friday night in their WBC 122lb eliminator bout, Gary Hyde, the manager for WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, took the opportunity to give unbeaten contender Frampton (18-0, 13 KO’s) an offer to fight for Rigondeaux’s two titles next. He even offered to bring the Cuban star over to Belfast, [...]

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Canelo vs Angulo, Santa Cruz, Rigondeaux, and Tony Weeks!

Erik N. (El Paso, TX): I thought Canelo performed very well against Angulo and I feel he's the best at 154lbs. How did you rate his performance and what are your thoughts for him going forward? Vivek W. (ESB): From the subplots coming into this event to the ones during the event, as well as those which have spurned in the aftermath of it, there are so many different things to consider with Canelo [...]

“Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Hosted by radio commentator and ring announcer Joseph Herron, the special three hour program will provide alternative, unbiased commentary of the action as it unfolds from “The MGM Grand Garden Arena” in Las Vegas, Nevada!! Join us as former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) takes on former WBO interim [...]

Santa Cruz eyes Frampton world title showdown in a clash he believes will be ‘fight of the year’

LONDON (March 8) - World champion Leo Santa Cruz will adjust his glare towards rising star Carl Frampton should he prevail in his upcoming fight. The Mexican sensation who has been blasting his way past all comers in the super-bantamweight division is hoping to come through his next challenge against Cristian Mijares this Saturday night in Las Vegas before setting up a megafight with Ulsterman [...]

“Marcos ‘El Chino’ Maidana” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “El Rey Chino” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!! Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 In the opening segment of the program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Marcos Maidana‘s inspired WBA Welterweight Championship winning performance against three division titlist Adrien “The Problem” [...]

Leo Santa Cruz retains his WBC Super Bantamweight title with UD12 over Cesar Seda

(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) At the world renowned Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico, successfully defended his title against Cesar Seda of Puerto Rico, by outpointing the game 122 pound fighter for twelve entertaining rounds. In the first round of action, both men landed hard leather to the body and head, attempting [...]

“Danger Zone” weigh-in: Adrien Broner – 144.4, Marcos Maidana – 146.2

This afternoon from the Farmers Market in downtown San Antonio, Texas, WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana participated in the official preliminary weigh-in event and posed for the capacity filled venue of media members and fight fans. On the eve of the highly anticipated main event of the evening, the [...]