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Leo Santa Cruz Beats Down Munoz For TKO Victory

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1, 14KOs) made his super bantamweight debut and beat down two-time super flyweight champion Alexander Munoz (36-5, 28KOs) for a fifth round TKO win. Santa Cruz wins the vacant NABF super bantamweight championship.

Both fighters came out swinging for the fences. Santa Cruz was landing the harder and more accurate punches, but he was also eating some hard punches for his trouble. Santa Cruz was simply too strong and too big, and it didn't take long to chop Munoz down. At the end of the third, Munoz went down and he was lucky the clock had run out. Munoz took a beating and nearly went down in the fourth. Santa Cruz punished him some more in the fifth and put him down again. Munoz's trainer entered the ring and asked the referee to stop it.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thuggery on 05-05-2013

That sucks that his friend died last night too and that his brother is fighting for his life. He must have fought with a lot of emotion.

Comment by any craic lad? on 05-05-2013

Leo looks great so far but the level in comp is still lacking abit.Very likeable too although his accent is pretty hard too hear

Comment by AgainstTheRopes on 05-05-2013

One of the most rootable athletes in all of sports. Hope his brother is okay.

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 05-05-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13328252]His accuracy and form while throwing so many punches is like nothing I've ever seen. Every punch is thrown correctly, and a huge number of them land. I think you're right about his defense as well, I wouldn't say great…

Comment by onechance87 on 05-05-2013

[QUOTE=kiaba360;13330222]I think Santa Cruz has a PPV-caliber style, GBP needs to really start investing in him. I want to see Cruz/Frampton badly.[/QUOTE] agreed...........

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