Next fight of Leo Santa Cruz is not determined yet.
Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a unanimous decision win over Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of the evening in Los Angeles and defended his WBA featherweight title. After twelve rounds, all three judges counted it 119-109.
Per the California State Athletic Commission, Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) earned one million dollars for his fight at a boxing Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Mexican defeated Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) and defended his WBA featherweight title.
The live broadcast of the boxing event from Los Angeles, in the main event of which WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) will defend his title against Rafael Rivera (26-2-2, 17 KOs). In the US, the fight will be broadcasted on FOX TV channel.
The featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs), before Saturday's victory in the rematch over Abner Mares, said that he would like to fight against another champion in his weight class - Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs), with whom Santa Cruz met in the amateurs and lost.
In the main event of the evening in Los Angeles, Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) again got a decision over Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) in the rematch and defended his featherweight title. The scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 all in favor of Santa Cruz.