Leo Santa Cruz

Height / weight 1.71 m /
Born Aug 10, 1988
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Playing Style Orthodox
Nickname El Terremoto (The Earthquake)

Leo Santa Cruz is a professional boxer. He is notable for having held several world championship titles in four different weight categories. Since 2017, he has held the WBA Super Featherweight title.

In 2018, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board listed him as one of the pound per pound best boxers in the world. 2021, BoxRec ranks him as one of the best active featherweight boxers in the world.

Player Profile

Santa Cruz was born Léodegario Santa Cruz on August 10 1988 in Huetamo, Mexico. The Orthodox boxer stands 171 cm tall and he has a reach of 175 cm. He has fought in multiple weight divisions. He is nicknamed El Terremoto or The Earthquake.

Professional Career

As an amateur fighter, he earned a record of 148 wins and 7 losses. He made his debut as a professional boxer in October 2006 in a fight against Pedro Silva. He has since gone on to fight a number of boxers including Daniel Quevedo, Jose Garcia Bernal, Jonathan Velardez, and more.

He has switched from Bantamweight to Super Bantamweight to Featherweight and then to Super Featherweight where he currently fights.

He won his first title in 2011, it was the interim World Boxing Council Youth World Bantam Title. In 2012, he won the International Boxing Federation World Bantam Title. He defended this a couple of times before going up a division and winning the Super Bantam USBA Title in 2013.

A few months later, he won the World Boxing Council World Super Bantam Title. In 2015, he went up against Abner Mares and won the World Boxing Association Super World Feather Title and the World Boxing Council Diamond Feather Title. In 2016, he won the World Boxing Association Super World Feather Title.

He had his first draw early in his career and that was against Rodrigo Hernandez in 2007. He then went on to make a string of wins until his first loss in 2016. This was against American Carl Frampton. The two met again in a rematch less than a year later, Santa Cruz went home with the win in the rematch.

Another significant loss was more recent. It was against Gervonta Davis. The bout was held in October 2020. He bounced back from that loss and won in a bout against Keenan Carbajal. The fight was held in February 2022.

Boxing Record

Total Fights: 41 Wins: 38 Wins by KO: 19 Losses: 2 Draws: 1

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