Undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) made the third successful defense of his title in the co-feature, registering a second-round TKO at 55 seconds with a straight right hand that floored Miguel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs).
“I trained really hard and I did what I had to do to give the fans a great fight,” Santa Cruz said. “If I had to finish fast that’s what I had to do. I just came to do my job. We train hard in the gym to make it easy in the ring.’’
After the fight, the two-division world champion called out WBA and WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
“I want Guillermo Rigondeaux,” Santa Cruz said. “I’m not scared of him. I want my manager to make the fight so I can prove I’m the best.”
Roman, who was Santa Cruz’s former sparring partner, was disappointed after losing the biggest fight of his career.
“I got caught with a right,” Roman said. “He just caught me. What can I say? There’s nothing else.”