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Leo Santa Cruz: I Would Break Rigondeaux Down Late

By Ryan Burton

Former bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1) is just days away from facing WBC junior featherweight champion Victor Terrazas (37-2-1). Santa Cruz feels blessed to be in the position that he is in and on a recent edition of BoxingScene Radio, said that winning a second world title would be a dream come true.
 
"To be a two-division champion at such a young age is a dream come true. Terrazas is a good fighter who came up the hard way. He likes to come right at you so it should be a good fight," stated the 25-year-old Santa Cruz.

We also asked Santa Cruz about potentially facing WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in the future. Rigondeaux is regarded as the best fighter in the division but Santa Cruz isn't too excited by the Cuban's defensive style. 
 
"He's a good fighter but his style really isn't too interesting. He runs and holds but he won't bang with you. I'm not sure how exciting it would be," Santa Cruz told BoxingScene Radio.

With that being said, Santa Cruz said that he was confident he could dethrone the two time Olympic gold medal winner. I compared the potential matchup to an elite pitcher facing a top hitter in baseball.

"That's true. I just think with the amount of punches I throw and the pressure I
put on him, that I would break him down late," said Santa Cruz.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:
http://www.boxingscene.com/bscene-radio-rigondeaux-santa-cruz-more-6pt-9et--68832

Send questions or comments to [email protected].  Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio show on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-20-2014

[QUOTE=SnakeVen0m;15038935]This is a myth I've only heard haters say, can someone please show me a video where Rigo holds? Yes, he uses a lot of foot movement and at times may even 'run' but he rarely initiates a clinch.[/QUOTE] Extremely…

Comment by manoamano on 10-20-2014

Leo is talking out of his butt cause he knows Haymo won't allow this fight to happen because he better know that Rigondeaux would take his belt and his soul!

Comment by Mike D on 10-20-2014

Santa Cruz is high as f**k. Honestly I'd like to get his dealer's number.

Comment by darius45 on 10-20-2014

[QUOTE=SnakeVen0m;15038935]This is a myth I've only heard haters say, can someone please show me a video where Rigo holds? Yes, he uses a lot of foot movement and at times may even 'run' but he rarely initiates a clinch.[/QUOTE] People…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 10-20-2014

[QUOTE=darius45;15038918]Santa Cruz said, "He's a good fighter but his style really isn't too interesting. [B]He runs and holds[/B] but he won't bang with you. I'm not sure how exciting it would be," It might not be "exciting" because as soon…

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