Léo Santa Cruz

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Leodegario Santa Cruz
Statistics
Real name Leo Santa Cruz
Nickname(s) Terremoto
Rated at Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1988-08-10) August 10, 1988 (age 26)
Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 30
Wins by KO 17
Losses 0
Draws 1
No contests 0

Léodegario Santa Cruz (born August 10, 1988 in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico) is an undefeated Mexican professional boxer. Santa Cruz is a former IBF Bantamweight and the current WBC Super Bantamweight Champion.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Leodegario had an amateur record of 148-7 and at only fifteen years old he won a gold medal at the World Amateur Championships.[2]

Professional career[edit]

On October 21, 2010 Santa Cruz beat the veteran James Owens at the Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland.[3]

In March 2011, Santa Cruz knocked out the veteran Stephane Jamoye to win the vacant WBC Youth World Bantamweight Championship.[4]

IBF Bantamweight Championship[edit]

On June 2, 2012 Santa Cruz beat Africa's Vusi Malinga to win the IBF World Bantamweight Championship. This bout was televised on a Showtime boxing card.[5] After winning the IBF World Bantamweight belt, Santa Cruz defended his title against Morel, Zaleta and Guevara to finish 2012 with 5 wins including 3 title defenses. His last bout versus Guevara returned boxing to CBS after a 15 year absence.[6]

On February 12, 2013, Santa Cruz vacated his IBF bantamweight belt to move up to junior featherweight.[7]

WBC Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Santa Cruz beat reigning titleholder Victor Terrazas in a third round technical knockout to win the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship on August 24, 2013.[8][Video 1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (17 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 1 Draw[9]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 30-0-1 Mexico Jose Cayetano UD 10 2015-05-02 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Non-title fight
Win 29-0-1 Mexico Jesus Ruiz TKO 8 (12), 0:29 2015-01-17 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 28-0-1 Mexico Manuel Roman KO 2 (12), 0:55 2014-09-13 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 27-0-1 Mexico Cristian Mijares UD 12 2014-03-08 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 26-0-1 Puerto Rico Cesar Seda UD 12 2013-12-14 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 25-0-1 Mexico Victor Terrazas TKO 3 (12), 2:09 2013-08-24 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California Won WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 24-0-1 Venezuela Alexander Muñoz TKO 5 (10), 1:56 2013-04-05 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant USBA Super Bantamweight title.
Win 23-0-1 Mexico Alberto Guevara UD 12 2012-12-15 United States Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Retained IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 22-0-1 Mexico Victor Zaleta TKO 9 (12), 1:42 2012-11-10 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retained IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 21-0-1 Puerto Rico Eric Morel RTD 5 (12), 3:00 2012-09-15 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 20-0-1 South Africa Vusi Malinga UD 12 2012-06-02 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California Won vacant IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 19-0-1 Mexico Alejandro Hernández UD 4 (10), 0:10 2012-01-21 Mexico Bodega Del Boxeo, Ensenada, Baja California
Win 18-0-1 Mexico Jorge Romero TKO 3 (8), 1:10 2011-11-26 Mexico Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 17-0-1 Nicaragua Everth Briceno TKO 11 (12), 1:58 2011-07-30 Mexico International Center, Mazatlan, Sinaloa Retained interim WBC Youth World Bantamweight title
Win 16-0-1 Puerto Rico Jose Lopez KO 5 (8), 2:35 2011-06-03 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California Retained interim WBC Youth World Bantamweight title
Win 15-0-1 Belgium Stephane Jamoye KO 6 (10) 2011-03-26 Mexico El Nido de los Halcones-Instituto de la Juventud, Xalapa, Veracruz Won interim WBC Youth World Bantamweight title
Win 14-0-1 United States James Owens TKO 1 (6), 1:14 2010-10-21 United States Martin's Valley Mansion, Cockeysville, Maryland
Win 13-0-1 Mexico Jose Angel Cota TKO 3 (8), 1:35 2010-06-03 United States Commerce Casino, Commerce, California
Win 12-0-1 Mexico Juan Jose Beltran TKO 3 (8), 2:17 2010-06-03 United States Commerce Casino, Commerce, California
Win 11-0-1 Mexico Julio Valadez KO 1 (6), 1:22 2009-11-03 United States Commerce Casino, Commerce, California
Win 10-0-1 United States Robert DaLuz UD 6 2009-08-22 United States Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Pala, California
Win 9-0-1 United States Jonathan Velardez UD 6 2009-07-10 United States Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Win 8-0-1 Colombia Jose Garcia Bernal UD 6 2009-03-07 United States Valencia Ballroom, York, Pennsylvania
Win 7-0-1 United States Adrian Aleman UD 4 2008-09-19 United States Buffalo Bill's, Primm, Nevada
Win 6-0-1 United States Gino Escamilla UD 6 2008-07-25 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5-0-1 Mexico Daniel Quevedo UD 4 2008-03-28 United States Industry Hills Expo Center, City of Industry, California
Win 4-0-1 Mexico Jose Pacheco KO 2 (4), 1:06 2008-01-04 United States Alameda Swap Meet, Los Angeles, California
Win 3-0-1 Guyana Elton Dharry UD 4 2007-11-23 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
Win 2-0-1 United States Joseph Rios UD 4 2007-10-05 United States Cliff Castle Casino, Camp Verde, Arizona
Draw 1-0-1 United States Rodrigo Hernandez MD 4 2007-01-05 United States Dickerson's Event Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Win 1-0 Mexico Pedro Silva KO 2 (4), 1:56 2006-10-13 United States Palo Duro Golf Club, Nogales, Arizona Professional debut

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Abner Mares
IBF Bantamweight Champion
June 2, 2012 – February, 12, 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jamie McDonnell
Preceded by
Victor Terrazas
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
August 24, 2013 – present
Incumbent