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Leo Santa Cruz Eyes Rigondeaux: I'm Not Afraid of Him!

By Rick Reeno

WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15KOs) has no fear of his division's boogeyman, WBA/WBO kingpin Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9KOs).

Santa Cruz must first defend his world title against big underdog Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6KOs) on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be part of the Mayweather-Maidana Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard.

Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, recently became a partial free agent after his contract with Top Rank expired. He is still promoted by Caribe Promotions, who certainly won't stand in the way of a fight with Santa Cruz.

"That's what I'm trying to do. I want to show that I'm not scared of anybody and I want to be the first one to step up and challenge him, but it's not up to me it's up to whole team - if we fight him or not. If it was up to me I would fight him at any time. But it's not only up to me....it's up to my trainer, manager, my whole team. But I'm not scared of him and hopefully next year we can make that fight happen," Santa Cruz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Wuckoo on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Mike D;14869406]No. No he cannot. Seriously I think he ends up looking way worse than Porter did against KB this past weekend. Still would like to see it, though.[/QUOTE] Leo seems like the perfect opponent for rigo. A cone forward…

Comment by Mike D on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=VicariousVice;14869342] Sure he has pressure, but can he deal with Rigos power and fight IQ?[/QUOTE] No. No he cannot. Seriously I think he ends up looking way worse than Porter did against KB this past weekend. Still would like to…

Comment by jas on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Stokes;14869329]How bad does it look for Santa Cruz to have ducked a fight with such an average paper titlist?[/QUOTE] :rofl: /thread

Comment by Showtime.. on 08-19-2014

The only fighters that would have a chance of beating Rigo would be Loma or a bloated Salido.

Comment by VicariousVice on 08-19-2014

LSC gets owned by Rigo. Sure he has pressure, but can he deal with Rigos power and fight IQ?

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